Monday, August 1, 2016

Seeking the Truth? Don't Settle for Anything Less then God

John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

 If you think you're pursuing truth without first pursuing God you are not really pursuing truth. You will more than likely settle with a facsimile of what you accept as truth. Nothing absolute, and hence, a candidate for being proven wrong at some point. You may accidentally hit some truth but, as Jonathan Edwards referred to it, it would be "speculative knowledge."

This is why the great philosophers offered such different perspectives on what is truth and even offered differing perspectives on who God is Himself.

God is truth. Jesus referred to Himself as "the way, the truth, and the life." What that means is that there is no way, truth, or life, outside of Him. Seeking truth without seeking God is making a statement about yourself and reveals an effort to build upon the prideful independence which motivates you.

God equals truth, and truth equals God. Pursuit of God reveals truth but not necessarily vice versa. With God the truth is usually mind and life altering ("the truth wail set you free"). Without pursuing God we leave the answers we find to our own understanding. In other words we define what is truth by what we settle on. And, at best, that is whatever is the result of out own imagination.

Don't settle for less. Pursue God and allow the truth to set you free.

John 8:32 “…and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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