”Live as children of light - for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth -and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them." (Ephesians 5:9-11)
We live in postmodern times, and a telling sign is that most people no longer believe that there exists an absolute truth worth seeking. Instead every individual attempts to form their own little truth – a composite of all that fits in to their own wishes and judgment.
In the past one could disagree on what truth looked like, but one continued to seek in various ways for Truth with a capital ’T’. Today when most have abandoned the thought that there exists an absolute truth, many insist that, ’that which feels right for me’ must be the truth and this in turn results in a mass of individual mini truths. In the meantime, when one denies the existence of an absolute truth, one’s own ’truth’ with a small ’t’ becomes logic’s springboard. …a logical somersault is just made. If I say that there exists no absolute truth, I have just defended it here, namely by stating that it’s an absolute truth that absolute truth doesn’t exist.
I think Jesus had it right. Jesus is the expression for God’s absolute truth. But this world’s lord, the devil has blinded “the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (II Cor.4:4 NIV)
Our time’s blindness lies in the fact that people no longer seek God’s truth, but instead seek after and see how their own little truth fits and therefore are rootless and have gone astray without a solid ground on which to stand. Today’s Bible verse encourages us not to partake in, but rather expose these acts of darkness.
Lord, let the light that You have lit in me shine bright so that all the acts of darkness are exposed where I will walk.
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