Saturday, 25 February 2017

Real truth endures

Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles!
Laud Him, all you peoples!
For His merciful kindness is great toward us,
And the truth of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord! – Psalm 117

There is a lot of talking going on about what is and what is not truth. We are reading about facts and alternative facts. We are told to that we need to look to this person or this source to find out the truth and then realise that the ‘truth’ is always changing.

I have been rereading bits and pieces of Orwell lately. In his 1984 he relates a dystopian world where truth changes on a whim. Nothing is sure. The Ministry of Truth is in charge of lies. The whole premise is that truth is flexible and changeable and 2+2 can even equal 5.

That seems to be world’s view of truth today. Truth lasts as long as it is profitable.

 But God’s truth is different. The truth of the Lord simply endures forever. What God says is true 1,000, 2,000, and 3,000 years ago is still true day. It will be true tomorrow. It will be true 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 years from now and more.

Let us not discouraged by the redefining of truth. Truth is truth. God’s word is truth. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

Let us go forward leaning on the truth that truly endures.

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