The Idol of “Our Truth”

Michael Beck

“I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.” (Psalm 119:30)

Central to the worship of God is our honoring of Him. We honor God when we listen to Him, depending on Him to give us wisdom and counsel. We don’t lean to our own understanding and come to conclusions independently of Him. We don’t substitute “our truth” for His truth. At the end of the day, we bow to what His Word says.

One of the telling signs of the last days is that people will “turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Tim. 4:4) Beyond the pagan myths that devils spun for ancient men to believe and worship them by, the fables of this day are narratives that individuals invent for themselves which justify their disobedience to God’s Word. They are the hero of their narrative, and they accept no questioning of the way they have handled things. They have no interest in hearing from anyone who would hold their attitudes and actions up to the word of God. Their narrative has become an idol which they serve, and they seek the fellowship of those who identify with them, serving like idols.

The day is coming when the Lord will destroy every idol. “And the idols he shall utterly abolish.” (Isa. 2:18) If we are not to be found as an idolator in that day we must choose His truth, not our own. We must lay His judgments before us and esteem all His precepts concerning all things to be right. We must hate every false way. (Ps. 119:128)

Love the Lord your God with all your mind, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. He has given you His Word and His Spirit to lead you into all truth. Honor Him by honoring what He has written. Don’t mistake your voice for His.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.