Truth is not about our feelings and desires. God’s Word states clearly, “The heart is deceitful above all things.” However, the pop advice of the day continues to pervade motivational talks and self-empowerment seminars: “Just do what feels right!” Truth as master over the heart gives way to discernment and gracious love. But the heart as master over the truth leaves the heart unchecked to pursue its own desires and wants and results in a truth that is so butchered, it becomes unrecognizable in both form and deed.
There are five truths about truth that have personally led me from a place of unchecked selfishness and bitterness to a place of reconciliation and joy. Please allow me the privilege of sharing them with you.
1. Truth is objective, unchanging and knowable.
2. Truth does not conform to us; we are to conform to truth.
3. Truth goes hand in hand with love.
4. Truth is meant to lead us to salvation not condemnation.
5. Truth is not only a what but a who.
Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). When we, in humility, submit to the truth and grab a hold with both hands in all matters of heart and mind, the truth is an anchor and stalwart for our precarious bearings (John 1:14). I encourage you today, dear friend, to discover the truth for yourself.