Trudy Vesotsky said, “Find your truth and then live it.”
Another said, “Success is nothing more than living your life according to your own truth and own terms.”
Ram Dass is quoted, “Listen to your own truth.”
Neale Donald Walsch advised, “Live authentically. Live your truth.”
Can everyone make up his own guidelines?
- Is each person’s truth different from the next person’s truth?
- Is there a body of truth, or is truth relative to circumstances and people?
- Can we just decide what’s true, and it is?
- How could you ever know if your truth were the truth?
- Is there an absolute?
What is truth?
Many years ago, Pontius Pilate asked Jesus this question before deciding His innocence (John 18:38).
Before that, Jesus had claimed, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6). He actually is truth.
The Bible is truth. Jesus said in prayer to God, Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth (John 17:17). All scripture is given by inspiration of God.
What can truth do? It is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:16-17). This means that God’s truth can become your truth. It isn’t a life philosophy you made up all by your lonesome. It is an eternal body of truth that is powerfully able to work in your life. It can instruct, correct, and guide you so that you will be complete.
Many people today are searching for their own truth when they can never have peace that way. They need God’s truth. It’s the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (1 Peter 1:23b).
It all begins with being born again. Jesus explained it to a man named Nicodemus. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.… For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:3-7, 16).
Do you know the Truth?
If you do, it can set you free. Jesus said, And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).
If you’ve never read the Bible, try reading the book of John, the fourth book in the New Testament. It’s 21 chapters. You can easily finish it in less than a month, reading one chapter a day. Ask God to reveal real Truth to you. He will.
If you already know Jesus and are born again, fill your mind with Truth. There’s all kinds of stuff out there, but the Bible is Truth and can work in your life in ways you can’t even imagine.
The truth shall make you free.