By: Undre Griggs, Jr.
In the last days truth will become increasingly difficult for people to understand, accept, and acknowledge. Since truth is like a compass that directs our path; a lack of truth in the world will create a dangerous environment for all.
2 Timothy 3:1-4 (NIV): But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God
Truth is the architect of our morals and plays a vital role in how we treat each other. When we ignore truth, there remains no opportunity for humans to universally agree with each other. We will each rationalize every action and dismiss every critique. We will only be concerned with what satisfies our needs and be willing to do anything to achieve that goal. Even though truth is criticized and rejected by many in the last days; it can only be resisted, not conquered.
2 Timothy 3:7-9 (NKJV): always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.
As a result of truth coming from our Creator (Jehovah), we each have a generally accepted understanding of how to treat others. It is widely accepted that people should not steal or murder. We believe that people should keep their word and that we should treat others how we want to be treated. As worrisome as the last days are, we must remember that “men of corrupt minds” will only be able to seize truth for so long before it is liberated.
1 John 5:20 (ESV): And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
In the end, truth is the light in a world of darkness. While some may attempt to manipulate or destroy the light; find comfort in the knowledge the truth will set you free (John 8:32). Find peace knowing in our darkest hour that truth will not disappoint us in anyway. Remember that truth cannot be bought, it cannot be altered, and it cannot be defeated. Blessed are those who find more comfort in speaking, hearing the painful truth, than they find in the comfort of a lie.