Have you heard someone use this phrase lately? “Tell me your truth.” It’s like there are many variations of the truth these days. I’ve even heard this phrase in a Christian song!
What does the Bible have to say about truth?
1 Kings 22:16 and 2 Chronicles 18:15 say: The king said to him, "How many times must I make you solemnly promise in the name of the LORD to tell me only the truth?”
Psalm 25:5 says: Guide me into your truth and teach me. For you are the God who delivers me; on you I rely all day long.
Proverbs 3:3, Do not let truth and mercy leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
The King James Version of the Bible references truth in 136 verses. So TRUTH is important to God.
But are there versions of the truth? NO! Truth is absolute. God Is Truth.
So when someone says “let me tell you my truth,” they are really saying this is MY truth. There is an implication that it’s not actually the truth, but what I will accept to make me feel comfortable.
Where are we going to end up as a society if we tolerate variations and versions of truth? What will happen to our justice system if we allow versions of truth?
At the same time, we as Christians have to be faithful to the truth in our own lives. The standard for the truth is Jesus and nothing or no-one else. Don't fall for this new definition of truth.
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