|Today’s Scripture: Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? John 18:38a|
|“That might be okay for you, but it’s not for me.” Have you heard something like this recently? Some people are now saying that truth is relative – something might work for you but it’s not for them. The reason for this is because people have lost the basis of truth. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Because this world has rejected Christ, it has lost any hope of finding a solid foundation. Instead, the world bases its opinions on the ever-changing theories of man.
Truth is not determined by majority vote. No matter what people say – truth is always the same. The line between right and wrong cannot change. What is good and right has always been good and right, and what was wrong before is still wrong, no matter how we want to justify it.
If the Bible teaches it, we are bound to stand for it, just as if the Bible is against it, we are bound to stand against it. The words of Scripture have not changed! God’s Word stands true, no matter what men say.
For example, the world tries to tell us that Creation is false, and we just evolved from a freak accident that is completely against so many laws of nature. Even many Christians and churches have tried to accept this and have either tried to make it fit the Bible, or have just disregarded the book of Genesis completely.
How do we reconcile this? Is the Bible really the Word of God? If it is, it must be true because God cannot lie. God himself said, “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.” (Exodus 20:11) This was when God gave the Ten Commandments to the children of Israel. Afterwards, the people went to Moses and told him, “Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.” (Exodus 20:19) They literally heard God tell them He made the world in six days.
If God’s Word is in error about the Creation of the world, how can we trust what it says about anything else? How can we accept what it says about sin, the need for salvation, eternity, etc. if you accept the basis is false? God’s Word is true because the author is true.
Also, actions that God has declared wrong are wrong. When God tells us, “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright,” (Proverbs 23:31) He means it. Whether or not drinking is accepted in our society, God has commanded us to not even look at it. Adultery, homosexuality, etc. have been commanded against, yet the world accepts them. No matter how the world treats these and other sins, they are still in contrast to the Bible, the Word of Truth.
Stick with the Word of God, and you will have the truth on your side.
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder