Scripture: verse 20
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who change darkness into light
and light into darkness,
who change bitter into sweet
and sweet into bitter!
Observation: One of the things I like about God is that He is truth. God is the fundamental Source of logic in Creation. When tomorrow follows today in the correct sequence, it is because God is truth and He doesn’t change. When I throw a ball and it follows a trajectory that can be calculated from the strength of my throw and the weight of the ball and the pull of gravity and a few key equations, it is because God is truth. When I add two and two and get four, it is because God is truth.
Truth isn’t unknowable. It isn’t relative. The facts of a situation vary, of course, but the bedrock structural logic of the universe is true and does not change. This isn’t always pleasant – tomorrow may be sad, the ball may hit someone in the face, and I may have been hoping that two and two would magically be five today – but it is still far safer than the alternative.
And then there’s people who say that nothing is knowable and we should rejoice in the mystery. That humans are supposed to be nasty and brutish. That evil is good and good is evil. Some of them are simply confused, of course, and God has grace for that. But for the people who look at what they know to be true and decide to believe otherwise, God has something else coming. Because He is truth, and He will not change Himself to accommodate a lie.
Application: See the truth. Believe it.
Prayer: Father, thank you or creating logic and physics and things that are true, that we can explore and study and learn about. Thank you or creating a world that is stable and full of new mysteries for us to uncover. Help me stay on your bedrock of truth. Amen.