We are typically not led astray by falsehoods or bold-faced lies. Most of us can pick up on something that is not the case pretty quickly and change course if we are letting it lead us. What often trips us up is relative, or partial, truths – ideas or claims that are partially true or have some root of truth to them, but do not apply unilaterally. These partial truths always have some supporting evidence, but also have exceptions or flaws. In these exceptions and flaws, there are real consequences, not just theoretical or academic costs. When we believe partial truths to be the gospel truth, we are either elevating them to the same perfection as Jesus or bringing Jesus down from perfection. Neither is good. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” If we can set Jesus as the one truth in life that we know is, and always will be, perfect, then we can better evaluate the partial truths life tempts us with. Today, recognize that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and elevate him above all else.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6 NIV