Yesterday I introduced a series “31 Days of Truth – Witnessed in Everyday Life”, but before I start writing too much about observing the truth around us, it’s important to first lay a foundation. What is truth? And how can we recognize it?
Truth at its core is reality. Truth is what is. Not our perception of what is (that would be relative truth). Reality is what actually happened. One of my favorite professors asked some of the leading apologetics experts to define Truth. Please take a moment and watch this short clip. (Subscribers can watch it here)
Pilot (John 18:38) walked away from the greatest authority on truth in history. I don’t want to make the same mistake. I believe that truth is found in the person and character of Jesus Christ. All around us, I see order in the design of things, from nature and the way the seasons change to the basic instincts that every human possesses. Something or someone must have designed this. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19:1 NIV Trans.) Random, mindless, relative, invention does not produce order. That is why I believe there is a God and His son Jesus Christ. It’s through God, we find truth, and through truth; reality.
(I know that for some of you reading this blog, I just took several huge leaps in logic and belief. The purpose of this blog post is not to prove why I believe what I do (that could take a whole book!) The search for truth starts with whether or not it is absolute. If its relative your search ends. If it’s absolute you then must answer the God question. From the God question comes; Jesus. And from there whether or not Scripture is accurate and the Word of God. Are you somewhere in that process? If so please see the resources at the bottom of this post.)
Truth is what is. It is reality and that reality is found in Christ. (“I am the way the truth and the life”, “ For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came to bear witness to the truth”).
We can learn to recognize truth, by learning to see things as Jesus sees things. Gaining His perspective on every circumstance, situation and relationship we find ourselves in. There is something to the saying “ there are 3 sides, there side, my side and the truth”. I want to be found on the side of truth.
Every day we can choose to live life and view situations through our perspective, or we can ask to view them as He sees them. As they really are. This series is about seeing life as He sees it, bearing witness to the truth around us, and asking the Lord for eyes to see reality.
Today I have a challenge for you. What situation are you stuck in or need a perspective change on? Or maybe you just need new eyes. Pray ask for eyes to see today. And then watch to see a glimmer of truth and with that truth, will come peace. I would love to hear about what you saw differently as you walked through your day. Please come back and let me know!
Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis (Formerly an atheist)
Case for Christ – Lee Stroble (Journalist perspective)
31 Days of Truth Witnessed in Everyday Life – Get the button and start your own journey of learning to witness truth in your life as you follow mine.