Written by Jon Spargo.
The world is at war. We have been for quite some time. It’s a war that has spanned generations, taking on different forms, yet always raging. The casualties are the souls of men and women, boys and girls.
It is the war for truth.
We see the conflict in the news and in every form of social media. Parties and groups collide as each labels the other “wrong”, “ignorant” and “misguided”. As we access footage of crimes being committed, witness celebrities on trial, and observe decades-old rulings overturned, we hear staunch views and claims of truth expressed. Sides are taken and fingers pointed. A tug-of-war can even be seen over basic human biology.
In all of these events, some see truth eroding while others see truth established. Some see injustice while others claim justice was served.
In this war for truth, who is right and who is wrong? Can it be as simple as the ones who hold to the best argument, yell the loudest, or successfully suppress their opposition? How can humanity live together in unity and harmony when we cannot seem to agree on anything? What caused everything to fall apart?
In the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses makes a compelling argument for a foundation of truth upon which the stability of justice and judgment rests. It isn’t found in an ideology, constitution, or agreeing body of voters.
It is found in a Person.
Deu 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
Our society is broken. People are broken because we refuse to acknowledge this simple truth. Truly it is only God who offers the moral stability of an immovable rock. Each and every work of His is flawless. There is no error or shadow of variance within His character.
Man, in his sin, continually misses the mark of perfection- but God does not and cannot. Like Robin Hood’s second arrow splitting the first right on the bullseye, every act of God is an arrow that splits the one preceding it in a flawless, never-ending hammering of bullseye perfection.
Every. Single. One.
As the judge of all the Earth, God has never made an error. In every case, justice is done. But make no mistake, He is not unbiased. He is unwaveringly and relentlessly committed to weighing every act of man against His own holiness. He is just and He is right in all things.
Man wars against truth because man does not know Truth Himself. We have turned our backs on the Rock, yet search for stability. We reject the holiness and perfection of God Almighty, yet attempt to establish our own version of truth. We are an imperfect people attempting to define perfection. Could anything be more broken?
Today, may we seek God as our ultimate source of truth. May we recognize our opinions fall short of His glory, and may our deepest desire be to have His eyes as we view and interact with our world.