‘Stand, therefore, having girded your waist with truth…’ (Ephesians 6:14)
In everyday language, truth is usually thought of as being conformity to fact or reality, but it is also described as being the opposite of falsehood. In terms of a Biblical or Theological understanding the latter of these two is probably a better starting point in our understanding of truth. However, even here we fall short.
When He was being questioned by Pilate during His trial and asked if He was a King, Jesus answered, ‘You say rightly that I am a King. For this cause I was born and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice…’ (John 18:37) Quite simply, Jesus is Truth personified and if we listen to His voice, if we hold fast to His teachings, if we try as best we can to follow in His footsteps in our everyday lives, then we too can know that truth in our lives. And it’s a truth we need to know in order to be able to dismiss all the false claims made by the spiritual powers Paul speaks of and all the falsehoods that we hear spoken of in our world today.
If there is any interest I’m looking to start a Zoom Bible discussion evening in the next few weeks. My plan would be to discuss the Bible passages that we looked at on the previous Sunday and just have a discussion about them in a bit more detail and end with 5 minutes or so of prayer. If you are interested please email me : Andrew.Graham@churchofscotland.org.uk I would need your email details to send you the Zoom link for you to join in. Each session would be no more than 40 minutes, as that’s the time limit I have on my zoom account, and could be on either an afternoon or evening.