Devotion: August 16

Let God be true

Scripture: Deuteronomy 32:4
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It doesn’t matter if everyone in the world joins hands and votes unanimously that God’s truth is false—it still remains true. It remains true whether I believe in it or I don’t believe it. Whether you accept it or you reject it does not alter the fact that God’s truth does exist and never changes.

Over against the relativism of our time, I think we need desperately to reassert what Jesus Christ said. “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32).

Jesus is declaring here that there is truth. He didn’t say, “You will know a truth.” He didn’t say, “You will know your truth.” We hear this today by those who say, “Well, that’s true for you, but it’s not true for me.” Jesus said, “You shall know the truth.”

God’s truth is true for everyone. Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except by me” (John 14:6). He is not a truth, part of the truth, or somebody’s truth but not somebody else’s truth—He is the Truth. How ironic it is that Pontius Pilate could say with a sneer, “What is truth?”—when standing before him was Jesus Christ, Incarnate Truth.

 

Question to ponder: Why is it so hard for people in our culture to fathom absolute truth?