“All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal” Psalm 119:160, NIV.
Truth. What is it? It is conforming to what is fact or reality. It can be verified. It is indisputable. It is based on actual existence. The problem today is that man has the desire to twist, change, or distort things to better suit his own needs. We inevitably begin to believe the lies we create, and our perception of “truth” results in false living. We wonder why we are unhappy and what is wrong with the world around us.
Who doesn’t want life to be easier, happier, etc? It’s been part of man’s journey for centuries. The desire to better our lives isn’t always a bad thing. For example, sacrifice for the benefit of others is a noble pursuit. It all begins to go wrong when we allow self to get in the way.
A member of our church recently accomplished something of benefit to others. She is a biologist. In the laboratory, she created a dwarf banana plant. The fruit is the same size as a regular plant. The height of a “true” banana plant is so tall, one must chop the tree down to harvest the fruit. The changes in the new plant should make harvesting easier.
What have you done for someone lately? How does it line up with truth? “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:7-9, NIV).
There is also someone who was the ultimate Sacrifice, not just for my benefit. He is real. He actually exists. Do you know Him? Let His sacrifice account for you. We could all use a little more Truth in our lives.