Timeless Truth for Young Believers: Truth is Important

God has gone to extreme lengths to bless you; the cross of Christ confirms that. It is inconceivable that God would go to the work of saving you and then be disinterested in your Christian life. It is impossible to believe that the Lord Who bore your sins in order to save you from a wrong path and put you on the right path, would then fail to tell you the difference between right and wrong as you represent Him before the world. Of course, He has told us. There is righteousness and there is sin. There is right and there is wrong. There is truth and there are all sorts of falsehoods. Truth is important to God.

Truth was obviously important for salvation. There is only one message that brings eternal life: “the word of the truth, the gospel” (Col 1:5). Our Lord said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). There is only one true Savior. “And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him Who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life” (1John 5:20, ESV). When you trusted Christ, you embraced the truth. Keep embracing it. Truth is important to God.

It is interesting that, after the Lord says He is the truth in John 14, He prays to His Father for His followers: “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17, ESV). Before Pilate, He says “For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world – to bear witness to the truth” (John 18:37, ESV). Clearly truth is important, and God and His Word are our source of truth.

We must admit there are plenty of things we do not know. There are areas of the Bible that are difficult to interpret, and there are things upon which the Scriptures are silent. But none of that erases clearly revealed truth. What God calls sin is sin, irrespective of society’s perspective. What God has established as divine order is right, regardless of what is popular. What God offers us is good, even if multitudes laugh in their rebellion against it. His Word is truth.

The belittling, twisting, and opposing of the truth is only increasing. “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2Tim 3:12-13, ESV). God still expects you, though, to bear witness to the truth. He has not saved you to see you wander aimlessly through life, blown about by every new fad, or spoiled by the skeptical philosophies of the world. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2Tim 2:15, ESV).