Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.Isaiah 59:14
In other words, truth has fallen on hard times. In America right now, lies are everywhere. Many don’t seem to care, holding tight to their illusions. Underneath their illusions are fear, anger, or even pride.
Yes, there are those who seek truth, hunger for it but overall people tend to be unaware of the facts and don’t seem to care. As one journalist recently said, “We live in a post-fact world.”
This is indeed dangerous.
Jesus points to the path He’s laid down in front of me and says “Walk.” I carry a burden for this revelation because once truth is fallen, what is left to hold onto?
I’m not talking about a self-righteous truth that seeks to belittle those confronted by its arrogance. I am talking about a truth that is essential for life – guiding us and leading us into a fullness of life. Truth walked in humility and grace to those who may be lost in fear.
Truth is indeed fallen in the streets. People pass by, hardly even aware that lies abound on all sides. I can’t leave this subject and will continue to write about it but for today here are some quotes that you might like.
Truth does not blush. Tertullian
The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance deride it, but i the end, there it is. Winston Churchill
Inconvertible – certain, irrefutable, sure, unanswerable, unarguable.
Malice – a desire to cause pain, injury of distress to another.
The truth doesn’t change according to our ability to stomach it.
Seek out truth and when you think you have found it, carefully guard it for it will be the substance of your life. When all is crashing around you as life deals with you as it always will, truth will protect you, shield and comfort you.
Truth is Jesus Christ.