Why is knowing there is Absolute Truth important? Absolute truth is unchanging, steadfast and sure. It is the plumb line that abides through the generations. I have shared this illustration before but I believe it is appropriate again as we finish our 3 day, brain-stretching consideration of Absolute Truth.
A few years ago we were preparing to wrap 150 books. Thinking it would be a good idea to pre-cut the wrapping paper, I started with a book and measured the correct size paper to wrap it. I cut that first sheet. I then laid that initial sheet on the rolled-out paper and cut a second sheet. I then laid that first sheet aside and used the second sheet to measure the third, and cut it. I then laid the second sheet aside and used the third sheet to measure the fourth, and cut it. I did that until I had about 40 or 50 pre-cut pieces of gift wrap.
As we started wrapping everything went smoothly until we started to near the end of the pile, using the sheets cut last. It was then that I realized the later sheets were way too big for the size book we were trying to wrap.
As I cut each sheet from a new standard, subtle, imperceptible adjustments were made. Over time, those adjustments added up to very noticeable – inches. Sheet 50 was nowhere near the same as the original piece.
That subtle shift is precisely what has happened because the majority of people no long believe there is Absolute Truth- THE UNCHANGING BODY OF TRUTH.
Isn’t it comforting that TRUE TRUTH does not change? We can rest in HIS UNCHANGING STEADFAST REALITY OF TRUTH.
Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, But to Your name give glory, Because of Your mercy, Because of Your truth. Psalm 115:1
The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever. Psalm 119:160
Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever, Psalm 146:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6
Oh, dear sister – I pray you are blessed with the truth.
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John for 30 years. She has 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 11 in all. She delights in reading and teaching, but mostly in laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.
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Absolutely loving this excursion into exploring the necessity for Absolute Truth. Ultimately it leads us to the dynamic reality of knowing The Truth is a Person! The Person-“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Col 1:27). It becomes intensely important as we begin to learn how to move away from the chaos and noise surrounding and infiltrating our lives, especially when we find ourselves stranded in a world dominated by addiction. In her book “An Affair of the Mind”, Laurie Hall reminds us it’s the Truth that sets us free. She calls it “getting our brains washed”. Since our misbeliefs misinform us, we need to replace them with true beliefs. “So, the Word of God is our bridge-building guide in this journey.” Yoking ourselves to Truth brings about the spiritual transformation declared in Romans 12:2. “We will be transformed by the renewing of our minds by the washing of the water of the Word.(p.133, gleanings from “An Affair of the Mind” chapters 15 & 16). Refreshing, reviving, and revealing- Christ in us, the hope of Glory!