Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. -John 14:6

Truth is a word that is sometimes discussed in religious circles. These days it seems that many use the word in a variety of contexts. Some use it in connection to the scriptures. That connection reminds me of this question that I once read:
“Is a thing true because the Bible says it is, or does the Bible say a thing because it is true?”
The question seems to present truth in a way that seems to miss the point of this verse in John. Jesus is truth. Any image of God in the bible that agrees with Jesus agrees with truth. Anything that does not is not truth. It is that simple.

For example. Many read of evil acts done at the direction of God and see this image as a true picture of God. Others read of that same evil, compare it with the image of God that we see in Jesus, and recognize that it is not true.

Open our eyes Lord, that we might accurately discern things that are true from those that are false.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on words in the bible.

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