A subtle tweak to a true statement can render it false. A slight variation from a rock solid expression can shake its sure foundation. A commonly repeated phrase with a tweak or variation from truth can advance a lie.
Lately, I keep hearing one such subtly deceiving phrase. It’s becoming quite common, and I’ve heard it spoken in unlikely circles. The lie hiding in it troubles me, which drew me to reflect on the veracity of the verse I chose for today.
Whenever I log on to my online Bible, today’s memory verse from Psalms 86 (tucked into context with verses 8-12) pops up on the home screen. It serves to remind me of absolute truth—God’s truth as revealed in the person of Jesus, who claimed to be the way, the truth and the life.
Please beware when you hear the phrase “my truth.”
I can have my own experience and perceive my own reality. I can live according to my own way and lead my own life. But no matter how real or lasting my experience may be, truth cannot be defined by my own reality if I’m living a lie.
I don’t trust or want “my truth.” I trust and want Truth. Absolute truth.
I routinely pray Psalm 86:11 because I want to know and follow the way, the truth and the life. Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (See John 8: 31-32)
Want freedom? Live in harmony with the truth.
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