The Ultimate Truth
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 06/10/21
Truth is objective, not subjective. Truth is absolute and not a sliding scale. The Truth is not open to redefinition to make it more winsome for new believers. The Truth does not seek to be politically correct because it refuses to tell people that they are safe believing lies. Truth is not trendy. As a Christian, it is not your job to make the Truth easier or more attractive. It is your job to love people by remaining faithful to the Truth. We can trust the Holy Spirit to take care of the rest, drawing people into God’s Kingdom.
The ultimate Truth that cannot be compromised is that Jesus is our eternal hope. There are not many paths to God. There is only one, and that is through Jesus Christ, God’s Son, who died for us. Jesus Himself told us in John 14:6: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” This Truth is unequivocal, unambiguous, and unavoidable.
Have you ever been made to feel intolerant or unloving because you held fast to this Truth? You are not alone. If you contend for the faith by lovingly telling others the undiluted Truth they need, you may face criticism.
What are you willing to endure in order to share Truth with others in your workplace or neighborhood? Have you ever experienced rejection when you have tried to share the Truth with someone?
Prayer: Father, I pray that You would give me the ability to understand and defend the Truth. Give me discernment and wisdom to live by Your Truth in this secular world. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” (Psalm 25:4-5).