If you ever have a chance to take in The Truth Project by Focus on the Family, I highly recommend doing so.
In the very first lesson, the issue of truth is addressed. What is truth? Several people are interviewed with this question in mind. Some scholars, some leaders in faith, some just average people.
One interview is set up with stained glass in the background. A middle aged woman is sitting in a pew. She appears reputable. Then she speaks.
Truth to her is like light refracting through the stained glass behind her. It falls on everyone differently and no two people may see it the same.
Skip ahead and you’ve got a kid no more than thirteen. His wandering eye is slightly distracting. Then he speaks.
Truth has to be absolute. Without absolute truth, all that is left is anarchy.
We often equate age with wisdom. In the case of the question of truth, who had more wisdom? The woman who believes truth is different for everyone or the kid who understands that, without a moral absolute, the world can never see peace?
I said, ‘Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.’ But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand. It is not the old who are wise, nor the aged who understand what is right.
Job 32:7-9 (ESV)
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who give generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
James 1:5 (ESV)
Daily Bible reading: Job 31-32, Acts 13:1-23