Are you living values that produce desired results?
What is truth? We must acknowledge that we are aiming to discover something greater than ourselves. Are you living values that produce growth?
John 18:38 (NKJV) Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”…
What is truth? In order for truth to be defined properly, it would have to be a fact. It would have to be a logically correct statement. In other words, it would have to be true. But, let’s look further at truth by determining what it is not. Truth is not error. Truth is not self-contradictory. Truth is not deception. Truth is not something that changes. Truth is not politically correct. Truth is not a figment of imagination. Truth is not susceptible to emotions or circumstances. Truth is not only available if we want to think about it. Truth is not able to compromise. Truth is not sporadic. Truth is not optional, one must CHOOSE to accept or reject it. Truth is not difficult to understand. Truth is not difficult to find.
What is truth? We must acknowledge that we are aiming to discover something greater than ourselves. To do this is to look beyond ourselves and outside of ourselves. Have you ever heard the saying “You are what you eat?” Well, “You are what you do” is more like it. If you think you value something, but you never do it. Do you value it at all? No, you don’t because you are what you do. Let me give you an example. Values are observable; they live in your world. I had an experience where I thought I valued something. It was at the top of my list of values. But it was not really a value because I was not living it. Values are who you are. Not who you would like to be, not who we think we should be, but who we are in our lives, right now. Our values are like a compass pointing out what it means to be true to oneself.
Are you living values that produce growth? The good news is that unlike truth, which can never change. You can change. You can look at the truth of who you are, by what you do. What is most important to you? The truth of who you are is true. How can we see that truth? How can we see ourselves for who we are? We have to look beyond ourselves and outside of ourselves. In essence, we are looking for God. For God is truth, the absolute of truth. The self-existent one is the author of all truth. If you are interested in truth beyond yourself, then you must look to God. You will have to CHOOSE to accept or reject it. But that does not affect truth.
John 18:37 (ESV)…For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world— to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”
John 14:6 (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…
John 8:31-32 (NKJV) …“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Why not live in truth today?