Posted by: bshelley | July 24, 2008

Seeking God’s Heart- by Bryan Shelley

Today’s Verse: John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” NASB

I can remember in a rather sophomoric philosophy class one time the “ultimate” question was posed, “What is truth?” Philosophers and philosophy students alike have struggled with the answer to this seemingly relativistic and puzzling question unnecessarily for ages. I say sophomoric simply because of all the weird answers people come up with which reveal a shallow understanding of the nature of “truth”. They blurt out ideas like, “Truth is different for each person.” Hmm. Makes you wonder what the definition is they are using for “truth” doesn’t it? The whole post-modern movement and its slippery slope designs towards equality of all ideas and “truths” would indeed redefine what “truth” is or can be. So as not to fall into the same sort of esoteric discussion, let’s simply be clear. A truth is not different for each person. There is no relative or fuzzy edge with which to know or measure truth. Jesus puts it out there concise and clear. God’s word is truth. There you have it. So, no more sitting around rolling the question of “what is truth” between your thumb and forefinger. Truth can be known by reading God’s word, which is truth. Truth is unchanging. It does not blow with the winds of changing social mores and worldly opinions of what is “right” or “wrong”. Truth is not relative to the reader. Truth does not adopt or adapt. Rather, it is us who must change in order to align with the righteous measure of God’s clear truths that we might live in accordance to His will, in truth. We do pray Lord that You will indeed continue to set Your children apart as holy by the living of lives in accordance with Your word. The truth. Amen

Audio Version: seeking-gods-heart-john-17_17


  1. I like what you say about truth not being different for each person, but rather being the word of God. However I think the problem is that most people are uncomfortable admitting that God is the source of all truth.
    It seems popular these days to simply deny God and Jesus, ignor values, and do whatever makes one comfortable. However, by ignoring these fundamentals, people wind up shooting themselves in the foot in the long run. But what is nice here is, even when put in a basement of one’s heart, when the door opens, He will still come knocking . He doesn’t give up – even when we do.

  2. Thanks and God Bless

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