By Ron Bartanen
Are you searching for truth? Some are not searching because they don’t believe in absolute truth—everything to them is relative. Others are not searching because their church tells them what the truth is, These feel they already have the fullness of truth. All should heed Paul’s warning: “Of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things” (Acts 20:30). Others seek the truth in their own hearts, though the Bible warns, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9). The importance of seeking truth is emphasized in Scripture. The wise man Solomon advised, “Buy the truth and sell it not” (Prov. 23:23). In the marketplace of ideas one must be careful to distinguish the true from the counterfeit. Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32).
How will we know the truth when we see it? Ultimate truth is found in Jesus, who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me” (John 14:6). Truth is found in His word, the Scriptures, of which Paul wrote, “All scripture is inspired of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Where are you searching for truth?
- Ronald Bartanen preaches for Arthur Church of Christ, Arthur, IL. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://arthurcoc.com/