Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of the Lord, You children of Israel, For the Lord brings a charge against the inhabitants of the land: “There is no truth or mercy Or knowledge of God in the land.

In this day and age I can’t think of a more appropriate verse. Society as a whole is full of relativism. The belief that there is no absolute truth. Mercy is something we grant only when it benefits us. As for the knowledge of God, it is all but disappearing as outdated, irrelevant and even the basic moral absolutes are being challenged in attempts to deny the existence of God. We call this the pursuit of higher knowledge.

God had spoken before and charge was brought against the nation of Israel. His chosen people. Scripture bore witness to this where it was said: He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. John 1:11. Yet here we are again, a country that was founded and considered a Christian nation. Yet we as a country have turned our backs on Christ, in the interest of freedom, tolerance and acceptance. It would seem that his own once again are not receiving Him.

Why do we find it so hard to believe in the truth contained in God’s Word? Is truth a bad thing? How about mercy? What about the knowledge of God? It has been said before but the very statement “there is no absolute truth” is a contradiction. That brings with it an absolute, which would indicate it is truth. How can it be true if there is no truth? As for mercy, mercy seems to be conditional nowadays. We give praise to the kindness of man. But is it truly mercy if it is with selfish gain? The gain of praise? How about the knowledge of God? A “higher” power, how is it that we can have faith in the unseen when it comes to science? We will spend billions of dollars to further our knowledge of science. Websters defines religion as:

the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.

  • a particular system of faith and worship.
  • a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance.

I think the definition speaks for itself. To what do we owe our worship? To what do we give supreme importance? I bring this question: If there is no absolute truth then what is it we are seeking in all of our pursuits? I for one choose to believe the truth of this book called the bible, which bears witness to the Creator of our universe in God the Father who will bring judgment against creation. The mercy which was demonstrated on the cross, bringing salvation to His people, in Jesus Christ. The Spirit of God which bears witness to the knowledge of God, and the person of Jesus Christ.

Good night and God bless you,

Steadfast

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