Relativism vs. Truth
In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Judges 21:25 ESV
Life isn’t fair, but God is. Because God is just, He must have a standard ‘measuring rod’ with which to judge people fairly. To be fair and just to all, this ‘measuring rod’ must be unchanging. God’s ‘measuring rod’ is His revealed truth. His truth is absolute and unchanging. It is the Bible!
The Word of God, the Bible originated from God and is truth because God is truth and in Him there is no falsehood. If we saturate our minds with God’s truth, the Scriptures, we will be able to think God’s thoughts. The Holy Spirit, God himself, who lives within all believers, will use His Word to guide us and keep us from the traps of our enemy, the devil.
- Truth is absolute, not relative. What is truth today will also be truth tomorrow, for truth does not change with time or context. What does God say about truth in the following passages? — John 14:1,6,16-17; John 16:13-15
- God will judge people based upon their response to His revealed truth. What do the following passages say about God’s judgment of mankind? — Romans 1:18-20; Romans 2:1-2,8; Romans 3:21-26
Question to ponder: Why can you trust God to do what is right when He judges people?
Passages for further reflection: Luke 12:47-48; Revelation 21:11-15