We often hear President Trump tweeting about “fake news,” and I share his frustration with all the misleading news constantly streaming over the television, radio, newspapers, and internet. Who can we believe? How can we possibly fight the overwhelming deluge of misinformation? This weekend, I heard a sermon by a good friend of mine, Kerry Mitchell, and he made the most profound statement. He said:
“Truth must be our profession.”
When truth is our profession, it means we live it. Then, when we speak, we are a credible and reliable source of truth. We don’t have to put our spin on the truth because it’s not for sale. If it were, it would no longer be truth.
Who gets to decide what is true?
Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Why is Jesus qualified—more than any human—to BE truth? The Bible says: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1, 14) Jesus has existed since the beginning of time; and His claim to truth lies within His Divine nature. Do you know anyone equal to His qualification to be creator and caretaker of ultimate truth?
Through Jesus, we possess the ability to know truth and live with His perspective—even amidst the deep swamp of fake news. Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)
When we know Jesus and live by His Word, truth becomes our profession. When truth is our profession, our word is can be trusted.
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