So in our search for truth where do we look? We daily have people telling us that what they are saying is true. Many of them are making completely incompatible statements, yet both parties are claiming to be telling the truth. We have politicians on either side of an issue saying they are telling the truth essentially calling the other side liars. We have clerics of various religious systems claiming that they are the exclusive stewards of the truth. They cannot all be right.
There is one who is behind all lies. Christ calls him the father of lies, John 8:44. His passion is to confuse and convolute the language and data so that the truth is at best difficult to find. So what do we do?
Psalm 117:2 gives us some direction here I think, “…the truth of the Lord is everlasting.” The search for truth is impossible apart from God. Any inquiry into truth that does not acknowledge or incorporate seeking God’s mind, will fail. That is, the result of the inquiry will be false. People who are not seeking truth in this manner may find some truth. However, understanding and application will be skewed apart from a God centered and directed inquiry.
Truth is only found in the Lord.