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Truth and Feelings

“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” - John 17:17

“If it’s true to you, then it’s true.” This has become an often touted statement in our modern society, and that’s a shame. We have become a society that on one hand praises scientific discovery and searches for deeper knowledge while on the other hand believe that truth is relative and feelings are more important than facts. We claim that education and the acquisition of information is our way forward, then praise someone who will not see the truth in front of them as “brave.”

The nice thing about truth is that it is not subject to my feelings. Whether I believe it or not, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and will do so again tomorrow. The sky is not green just because I’m fervent in my proclamations for it to be so. Being angry and belligerent at gravity does not make me free from its pull. I am genetically a male no matter what I claim. Truth is not subject to my feelings or beliefs. Imagine how impossible life would be if truth was subjective.

God, the maker of all things, makes truth by His word. If you like it or dislike it, if you agree or disagree, His word is still truth. When we believe that His truth is outdated or that it doesn’t apply to our lives, we are just as foolish as the one who rails again sky, hoping that it turns green. See that the Lord makes the wise simple, will stop every mouth, and judge everyone according to his word.