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Pursuit of Truth

Weekly Devotionals

Pursuit of Truth

John 8:32 “The Truth will set you Free”

Man’s greatest pursuit, ought to be the pursuit of truth. Because once you know the truth, the ultimate and absolute truth about origin, meaning and purpose, it really determines everything you do, how you conduct yourself, what you go after.

This pursuit is far more relevant and incredibly more difficult today than in any other time in history, as we are bombarded with information from all directions, and the relativistic philosophy of the day is an existential one where “If it works for you then it’s true for you”

That can’t be. Truth by its very definition is exclusive and absolute. In any particular realm, all claims to truth can be false, but they cannot all be true at the same time. Christianity is often accused of being an exclusivist religion, but all religions make exclusive claims, and they cannot all be true.

Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. That is a one bold and exclusive claim that often gets a very negative rep from the world, but if we want to dismiss it, we better know for sure that it’s false, because if it’s true, then it has far fetching implications in our lives. Shouldn’t we at least examine it?

When we claim to be Christians, what exactly are we claiming? I for one, am claiming that I have examined this man’s life, an incredible life by any standards, who claimed to be the son of God, that he was God himself, and I absolutely believe him. And
therefore it changes everything. Everything I do, everything I see, I do it and I see it through the lenses of this Gospel.

I think one of the greatest statements in the scripture are the simple words of Jesus who said “The truth will set you free”. Free from what? From everything else that’s not true that we don’t have to pursuit, everything else that does not really matter…No wonder the scriptures talks about a peace that transcends all understanding…

I want to end this piece by quoting Thomas Kelly, a Christian educator of a few centuries back, as he hints to the posture of a person who has undeniably found that truth:

“We feel honestly the pull of many obligations and try to fulfill them all. And we are unhappy, uneasy, strained, oppressed, and fearful we shall be shallow…We have hints that there is a way of life vastly richer and deeper than all this hurried existence, a life of unhurried serenity and peace and power. If only we could slip over in that Center!… We have seen and known some people who have found this deep Center of living, where the fretful calls of life are integrated, where No as well as Yes can be said with confidence” – Thomas Kelly

Great week everyone! May the Truth be with you 🙂