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My Truth or Yours? Living Out God’s Truth in a Confused World

Ever heard the phrases “Live your truth” or “Speak your truth”? Both are probably pretty familiar. Whether in a self-help book or a podcast, our society often encourages us to seek our truth and live it out. You might have even used one of these phrases yourself at some point. But are these phrases actually helpful to living out our faith as Christians?

What if we’ve lost the true meaning of truth?

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines truth as “the body of real things, events, and facts.” In the Bible, truth is synonymous with accuracy, reliability, or honesty. According to these definitions of truth, “your truth” doesn’t exist—because truth isn’t subjective. On the contrary, truth is unchanging and factual because it is rooted in God, who is real, true, and reliable.

In John 17:3, Jesus says to the Father, “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” In John 14:6, Jesus calls Himself the way, the truth and the life, and 1 John 5:6 says, “…the Spirit is the truth.” In short, God—who exists in three Persons—is the one true God.

So, in a culture of subjective “truth,” how do we determine what truth actually is? We start with the nature and character of God. As we get to know Him and what He says in His Word, He will lead us in His truth (Psalm 25:5).

If you want to explore how to discern the truth in a world full of half-truths and lies—and grow closer to the God of truth—check out our Planted study “Finding Truth in the Bible” on the Yarrow app!

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