I frequently listen to talk radio and recently as they were discussing something, they played a clip which surprised me and got me thinking. Here is a portion of the clip they played….
Did you hear what he said? He was looking for his own truth. He didn’t believe what was being said, and so he was seeking his own truth. Not THE truth, but his own truth.
Yes, we are to seek truth, but how many different truths are there? Do all religions lead to God? Is there more than one path?
There is a difference in what you believe and truth. I once heard a speaker ask the audience to close their eyes and point in the direction they believed north was north. After about a minute, he had everyone open their eyes and people were pointing in all different directions. Does that north was where ever someone was pointing? NO! “North” was only in one direction, there was only one truth.
I admit that I don’t think that truth is always shared with us, but there is still only one truth. We should seek truth, but not “our own truth”.
In John 8:31-32 Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (ESV)
Some question the authenticity and accuracy of the Bible. How about you? What are you teaching the children in your ministry, to find “their own truth”, or to find THE Truth?
Jesus said that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life… may we find the Truth, follow His path and lead the children to the Truth so they may follow His path as well.