Truth – Is there Any? What is Truth? Does it Even Matter?

In the days of my youth I thought truth was pretty clear.

Today, all I can say is WOW.  The world is so messed up.  Truth, something that should be easy to distinguish has become so twisted that most are totally clueless to what “truth” actually is.

How did it become so murky?  Now I hear that “truth” is depending upon who’s truth you are speaking about.  It can be different if it is my truth.  If it is your truth it might be something else.  Then your coworkers may have even another truth.

WHAT???  See how messy this has become?  How senseless it sounds?  How can you go into a court of law and swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth and in doing so expect for a jury to use each persons “different truth” to decide on a persons innocence or guilt?

When anyone asks a question of me and I know if I answer how I personally think I know it is time to say, let’s go to the word of God and see what the word tells us.  Do the scriptures say anything about truth?  Truth is mentioned in the KJV 237 times.  Here are just a  very few verses.

Jer 5:1 KJV  Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.

This next verse should cause each of us to open our eyes and look around.  How fast has America gone down hill?  How fast are we watching this nation transition from one horrid sin into yet one more and then one more and we are sitting in utter shock wondering what is going on.  Is God trying to get the attention of any?  Yet, are we refusing correction?

Jer 5:3 KJV  O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

This next verse pretty much sums it up.

Jer 7:28 KJV  But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.

Jer 9:3 KJV  And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.

Dan 7:16 KJV  I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

Dan 7:19 KJV  Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

Dan 8:12 KJV  And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.

Dan 9:13 KJV  As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.

Dan 10:21 KJV  But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

Dan 11:2 KJV  And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.

Then of course we have this.  (Climate change?  I don’t think so.)

Hos 4:1 KJV  Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Hos 4:2 KJV  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Hos 4:3 KJV  Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

Blame?  We only each have to look within ourselves.  Stop blaming everyone.  REPENT, turn to the LORD GOD now.

Hos 4:6 KJV  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Jer 8:7 KJV  Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.

Jer 8:20 KJV  The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

 

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Hope?  Have You Looked at What is Happening Around You? 

1 Peter 3:15 
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the HOPE that is in you with meekness and fear: 

How can we have hope. I  know more days than not it is tough to find it and hang onto it throughout the day.  Holding onto it simply for your own sanity without trying to put a smile on your face and convincing others you have hope!  Right? Can anyone relate to what I am saying?

Well, first off we have NO HOPE if we are looking to this messed up world to provide it for us.  This place gets more hopeless by the day!  We first must know God!   We must know His word and seek Him daily.   

Let’s see what the infallible word of God has to say regarding hope.

1 Thessalonians 2:19

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 

I find it interesting that in the verse just before 19, the end of verse 18 it says….

But Satan hindered us.

Paul is telling his brothers and sisters that he would have come to them to continue to encourage them and help them but he has been hindered by Satan and that this was temporary and he cannot be with them in presence but HE IS WITH THEM IN HEART.

THEN, he asks for what is our HOPE, or joy, or crown of rejoicing?   THEN he asks, are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? 

I glean from this that our HOPE is not in our ever changing circumstances of our lives where we may find ourselves or those we love being hindered by Satan for a brief time.  NO, NO, our HOPE is in KNOWING we will be in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming.  

Do you believe He is coming?  If you do then that is certainly our hope.  If you don’t believe it then you need to begin by asking the Lord to help you in your unbelief.  Ask Jesus Christ to show you,  to teach you,  to reveal Himself to you as only He can.  

Let’s see what else the word of God has to say. 

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have NO HOPE. 

For IF we BELIEVE that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

Wherefore COMFORT one another with these words.

YES…YES, brothers and sisters!   Now that is the HOPE I am talking about!   We cannot expect to have hope in the things we see around us in this world,  but if we keep our minds on the things above we can have hope knowing the Lord God WILL do what He has said He would do!

1 Thessalonians 5:8-11

But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the HOPE  of SALVATION.

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to OBTAIN SALVATION by our Lord Jesus Christ, 

Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 

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ENDING WITH THESE WORDS. 

Colossians 3:1-4

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.



Colossians 3:13

Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Colossians 3:15-16

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 

Spinning Out of Control 

Psalm 141:8
But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.

COMMENTARY 

Our Father in Heaven wants us to depend upon Him! Recognize that it is the Lord who protects us from danger, it is the Lord who is our refuge, strength, and strong tower. The very sovereignty and prerogative of God is good, even if the results of that sovereignty do not prevent a loved one from dying, or heal a sickness of a close friend. Our God is not a stranger to our struggles and the real pain we feel in this life, He is with us. Lord God, hear our prayers as we go through terrible pain and troubles! Holy Spirit, intercede for us and teach us to trust the Lord! Amen!

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