Do you remember the game truth or dare? People used to play it when I was in school. You would choose either Truth, which meant you’d answer any question truthfully, or Dare, because you didn’t want to reveal the truth about something so you would do a dare instead. Some people called it Truth or Consequences. Either way, I was always a boring one to play with because I chose truth every time. I hate being lied to by someone. I am a person who is straight forward and I tend to “put my cards on the table” so to speak. You know what I think and you know where you stand with me if we’re in a relationship. I have no use for liars. I want to know when someone tells me something I can trust it to be true.
The devil is referred to in Scripture as the father of lies. In fact, in John 8:44 it says “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.” The Jews were challenging Jesus on His teaching on truth and freedom. If there is one thing Jesus knows about, it’s truth.
In John 8:32 He tells us the truth will set us free. The truth was so important to Him, 78 times in the New Testament Jesus said “I tell you the truth” before He shared an important message with His followers. He wanted us to be certain we could take what He said to us and trust it. Psalm 31:5 refers to our God as the God of truth. In John 14:6, Jesus says He is the way, the truth and the life.
If God is truth and His Word is truth [John 17:17], then why don’t we spend more time in the Word and talking to God? Why do we consult other books and other people to give us guidance and wisdom when we don’t know if they are reliable sources? We know for certain the Word of God and our Lord Jesus Christ are full of nothing but truth. It’s time to stop going to a source of truth and start seeking out THE SOURCE of all Truth. Let’s realize we must seek God’s Truth or face the consequences.