Sunday, September 7, 2014

Claimants of the truth

In this wide world of ours there are so many who claim to have or say the truth.  But it will be wiser for us to observe the biblical truth that asserts (Mt. 7:7) :  “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.”  There is certainly truth in those words, if only you sincerely keep them and practice them.  The same applies with the many world religions. I heard those words of Shakespeare in the play ‘Hamlet’ which say: “To thine own self be true and it shall follow as day follows night you will be true to every man.”

                Following the above-quoted biblical truth (Mt. 7:7), being true to ourselves would mean that in the quest for truth we should have no other motivation but to pursue the truth without any selfish or vested interests.  After all as the Bible says: “The truth will make you free” (Jn. 8:32).  If we observe the truth for the sake of some worldly or personal advantage we are only deceiving ourselves.  There is a God who knows all things.  

I heard once the expression: “the truth will out.”  Sooner or later it will come out, whether you like it or not. Whatever people say, let’s be honest in our quest for the truth.  Otherwise we ourselves will be the losers in the long run.

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