In our fallen world, we develop our own “truth” based upon what we believe, or what we choose not to believe.
What is truth? It is conformity to a fact or actuality. It is a statement that is accepted to be true. It is sincerity and integrity. Based upon these definitions you can see that there is a flaw in this definition by itself in that the truth is in the eye of the beholder. We conform to what makes sense for us. We accept things that seem true to us. We have our own form of integrity. None of these things, however, can compare to how God looks at truth. God’s truth is an ultimate, absolute truth. The ultimate truth, as defined in the dictionary, is that which is considered to be the supreme reality and to have the ultimate meaning and value of existence. By its own definition, absolute truth is God’s infallible Word (Deuteronomy 32:4, Isaiah 45:19).
We need God to guide us into truth instead of rely upon our own understanding because (1) we are not able to live a complete life without him (John 15:5 states “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.”) (2) we are imperfect and lost in our own truth…where we can believe we are wise but, in actually, we are often foolish, and (3) we cannot work our way or pay our way into holiness (including salvation) without His grace (John 1:14, 17; Romans 3:21-26; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
What we all have to eventually reckon with is that there is only one truth. Everyone can’t be right. No matter how much someone can articulate a point or make a good argument over the so-called “truths” of our society, they must be compared to and measured by God’s Word, which is His truth. God’s standard is the standard that we can only hope to achieve because of who we are.