Veracity


2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.


Veracity is another word for truth—absolute, valid, authoritative truth. The problem is that we live in a culture that doesn’t know how to define truth. Even worse, this culture often denies there is such a thing as absolute truth. They say no person can know the truth. For this generation truth has become gray rather than black and white. This culture demands that truth be flexible, pliable, and even malleable. In other words, the world around us has no veracity. Truth is whatever any individual determines it to be at any given moment and it changes based on shifting conditions. Our culture believes there are multiple truths and what might be true for one person isn’t necessarily true for another.


But the culture is confused. Even more than confused, the culture is wrong about the truth. There is only one truth. God is the author of all truth, and with God there is no shadow of turning, no change in His truth. One of the major themes of the Bible is “Truth.” There is one God, one truth, and the only way to know His truth is to know His word—the Bible.


We who know the truth have a responsibility to spread the truth, obey the truth, and defend the truth. We’re to fasten the belt of truth around our waist and stand firm in that truth. God’s truth is firm, unchanging, and unyielding. And the same truth applies to everyone, there is no difference. In this culture people are “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (2 Timothy 3:7) But we who have come to saving faith in Christ know the truth, and since the truth has set us free we must live a life of veracity.


Have a God Filled Week,

Brother Donnie

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