Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. (John 17:17 ESV)
Have you ever heard someone say, “That may be true for you, but not for me”? The idea that truth is relative to every individual and culture is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around a long time. In ancient Greece there was a group called the Stoics teaching exactly that. But what is interesting about the philosophy of relative truth is that there’s never been a person in history who could live by it!
Think about it: if someone walked in front of a moving bus there’s a good chance it would be the end, whether the individual believed in physics or not. The laws of gravity, thermodynamics, and mathematics were just as true in ancient Greece just as they are today. The truth or or falsity of a thing isn’t dependent on a person’s belief in it, but rather it exists in reality; independent of that person’s belief in it.
Our world was created and ordered by the Master Designer, Jesus. The truths about our world uncovered each year have been in existence from the beginning, when God spoke the universe into existence. Don’t let yourself be fooled; eternal truth exists, and it will forever point to Jesus. God has spoken in every direction of human existence, meaning that His word provides sure footing as we walk through life.
Remember that God’s word is “a lamp to [our] feet and a light to [our] path” (Psalm 119:105).