The necessity of truth


When we think about truth, I wonder if we realize just how deeply woven truth is into the very fabric of our lives. There are “truth in advertising” laws in our country so that the consuming public is able to trust what is advertised by retailers. Even deeper than this, we expect the truth to be told to us. For example, if we go to a restaurant and choose a meal from the menu, we expect that meal to be cooked for us and that we will be charged the price listed on the menu. When we see a city sign that says, “Leitchfield” we believe that this sign has the truth written on it! There is a necessity in truth; for without it, we cannot function in society!

Truth is a necessity in our spiritual lives as well. Without truth, we cannot function, spiritually! God tells man to speak the truth (Eph. 4:25; Col. 3:9). When we consider God’s word, we see that it, in fact, is truth. Jesus said, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (Jn. 17:17). The very words of Scripture are truth and are beneficial to our lives. We cannot know whether or not we are saved or lost without instruction from God’s truth.

Friend, will you listen to and obey God’s truth? If we want to be saved from sin, we need to obey God’s instructions (Mk. 16:16; Acts 2:38). This truth is soul-saving!

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