Many claim that mathematics is the only pure truth. 1 + 1 = 2…hey, nothing seems more certain than maths. It feels like something we can all get united around. We can imagine world peace, as humanity in one synchronized chorus chants 1 + 1 = 2. No more world wars huh?
The truth matters because nothing reveals lies more than truth. In fact, every math teacher grades their students’ papers in the light of the truth. Only God can make math defying statements. In the first Book of the Bible He states that the 2 will become 1, in referring to a husband and wife.
Certainly maths may create world peace for robots, but we are much more complex beings.
Nothing is more offensive than the truth. How do you tell someone that they are wrong? The very declaration of truth is sure to gain a man or woman many enemies. In order not to offend, we try to build world peace on a bed of lies. We declare all religions point to the same God or that we are serving the same God just in the different ways. However, the important question is – ‘Is this the truth?’ A life, a family, a society that is built on lies is nothing more than a cloud without rain.
What if you built your life on a lie. What if you walked around believing 1 + 1 = 5? You will claim to have 5 hands and 5 feet and out of your 5 eyes you will see. You and I will always be them. And sadly what now will be 5?
One of the most powerful questions a person can ever ask, was asked by a Roman governor name Pilate.
Standing before Pilate was a man beaten, slapped, whose face was bruised and swollen as the fists of the religious elect pounded into Jesus’ face. Pilate stood before this disfigured image of a man and asked:
Pilate said, “So you are a king?” Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.” “What is truth?” Pilate asked. John 18:37-38
“What is truth?” Pilate asked and he went out to the people.
What a question! What a sight! What a defining moment! Pilate stared at a bloodied face and asks, “What is truth?!” and he walked away. If he had only looked deeper and stayed a moment to ponder, he would have heard words that are changing hearts to this day, “I am the Truth!”
Many go everyday to places of worship in a desperate search for the truth; maybe they seek a holy man, a pastor, a teacher or they search their scriptures diligently. When Jesus declares, “I am the Truth!” Sadly, many stand face to face and stare truth straight in the eyes and miss Him. How could you miss the Truth when you are standing so close to Him? You can have an intimate personal relationship with the Truth, for Truth is a Person.
I challenge you today to take a full look at the Cross of Jesus Christ with unveiled hearts. You will see the Truth and every lie and darkness in your heart will be revealed. Jesus cries out from the Cross – I have loved and you have crucified me, yet I forgive you. Truth leads me to repentance and now because of His love, who would have guessed the Truth would come to live in my heart.
“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
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