What Today Is Real Truth by Robert Socha
The 24/7/365 news cycle is relentless. Its unyielding lust for our undivided attention is par for the course. We expect it.
The advent of the internet has only exacerbated the demand for our time and affection, yielding ourselves to its digital exploitation.
The call goes forth:
- Be aware of this. It might be catastrophic.
- Be offended by that. It is not politically acceptable.
- Be horrified by the other thing. Something terrible may come to pass.
And we have to wade through the incessantly negative rhetoric to discern the truth as if a psychological operation is attempting to overwhelm us, keeping us on edge and malleable.
“What is truth?” Pilate asked Jesus (John 18:38).
That is quite the question, deserving of considerable thought and reflection.
Is truth something that we have heard from every corner of the culture since our youth? If so, we might be apt to believe the United States Constitution requires a separation of Church and state.
Is truth subjective? If so, we might be apt to believe a man can choose not to be one any longer; x and y chromosomes notwithstanding. We might even believe, “the church of Rome is infallible, and the church of England is never in the wrong.” (1)
What are we to do? How can we clear our minds and focus on what is true and good?
I submit to you there is one place to run to that provides rest and truth—the living Word of God!
“Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:11-12
How can this be? How can a Book be alive? Rest is elusive, and my heart, well, that’s none of your business.
But, something, like an unseen force, compels me to investigate and dig deeper, gleaning insight and understanding through those Pages.
Scripture provides the source of Liberty.
Consider Jesus’ advice and prayers:
- “I have given them your word, … Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:14a,17;
- “I am the way and the truth and the life.” John 14:6a;
- “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
Information’s blitzkrieg advances to break our will and subject us to feudalism. The Lord invites us to “come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” Mark 6:31a.
When, if ever, is the last time you removed yourself from the throngs competing for your time and energy? When have you taken a day, an hour, turned off the devices, stayed away from the information highway, and renewed your mind, spirit, and body?
- Time’s ceaseless march continues.
- Life’s unrelenting demands remain.
- The world’s profiteers beckon to win your favor and your pocketbook.
- The Lord bids you come.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.
Personally, my schedule is full for the next few weeks, but maybe the second or third weekend in June, I resolve to make time to come away to a quiet place for reflection and rejuvenation.
I invite you to purpose your time for the same.
- Taken from Benjamin Franklin’s addressto the constitutional convention.
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.