Everyone has at least one person in your life who is stubborn. Whether this is a family member, friend or peer, this individual exhibits a know it all type of attitude. Set in their ways, any sort of advice, criticism or insight falls upon deaf ears. Subsequently, the voice of truth is ignored.
Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him, John 18:37-38.
In the days of the Judges, truth became relative. During this portion of history portrayed in the Old Testament, each leader of Israel did what was right in their own eyes. I’m not sure if this was due to laziness, the abuse of power or spiritual corruption, no one wanted to be told that what they were doing was wrong. Thus, this decision began a downward cycle, abandoning morality for the sake of self-gratification.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come, John 16:13.
Not much has changed in the last 4,000 years. Sure, civilizations and vocabulary has evolved, but the hearts and minds of human beings remain the same. The seed of lawlessness implanted within the mind of Eve has been passed on to every generation since the fall. Whether you call this the flesh or sinful nature, this thought process attempts to bypass truth by using justification and victimology. Unfortunately, any time you and I reject sound biblical teaching, it’s nothing more than ignoring the voice of truth.
by Jay Mankus