“Teach me Your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to Your truth! Grant me purity of heart, that I may honor You.” Psalm 86:11
Who do you trust to tell you the truth? News organizations consistently get the facts wrong, politicians twist the facts to promote their agenda (sometimes they simply lie), history books are changed to reflect the current cultural norms rather than the true facts…
How often do we hear the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Leaving out key details in order to spin facts to align with a particular narrative happens regularly in the media and in our universities.
Josh McDowell gave the concluding talk during "Safe Sex Week" at the University of North Dakota to 3,000 students in a jammed auditorium. He began by saying, "You've been brainwashed." A rumble spread through the crowd. Josh describes what happened next:
When the students settled down, I continued, "You've had an entire week of 'safer sex' indoctrination: speakers, experts, videos, films, classes, and symposiums. You've been challenged, motivated, encouraged, indoctrinated, and pressured about using condoms to ensure safe sex. To top it all off, you were given a 'safer sex packet.' But you've been lied to."
"At this point, the crowd was becoming a little indignant with me. Then I lowered the boom with one more question: "After all the information on 'safer sex' you have received this week, how many of you know the statistical failure rate of the condom?" Not one hand went up! Suddenly, the auditorium was as quiet as a cemetery. They realized they hadn't been told the whole truth about "safer sex."
Truth, the whole truth, matters.
The source of truth is our holy God and His Word. No human can think up or discover new truth. Choosing to ignore God’s truth ultimately results in confusion, pain, disappointment and even death. Is it any wonder, then, that as we remove God from society, moral behavior becomes the primary casualty?
Your View of God Really Matters …
God’s truth really does matter in your life today. Has the culture and political correctness ever lied to you about something important? If God really is the source of all truth, how can you make sure your moral compass always points to true north in the midst of a turbulent culture?
Read God’s Word Today…
Psalm 23:4-5 “Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lad me by Your truth and teach me. All day long I put my hope in You.”
GOD, because You are the source of all Truth, I will do what You say.
Based on the writings of Bill Bright
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