Truth is a like a rare, costly gem – it is sought for and identified, then mined and verified.
Ignorance and foolishness, on the other hand, are neither rare nor have great value. They are commodities readily accessible to any and all.
Truth is worth whatever time and resources demanded from us to obtain it. The writer of Proverbs said:
Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. (Proverbs 23:23 ESV)
We live in a world of moral relativism in which absolute truth is considered intolerant. We are encouraged to find our own truth as long as we are sincere in that pursuit – even when it comes to our choices of religion.
Although it is possible for every religion to be wrong; it is entirely impossible for every religion to be right.
It is often said that all religions are essentially the same and only different in style and application. Nothing could be further from the truth – the major religions of the world are, at best, similar on a surface level, but profoundly different at the core.
Then there is the issue of moral relativism as evidenced in everyday life, beyond the parameters of religion. Even outside of the bounds of religion moral relativism doesn’t make much sense.
You may find a person who SAYS they don’t believe in absolute truth, but that same person will also express frustration, anger, or sadness in the face of personal or social injustice.
Ironically, the same generation that proclaims moral relativism champions the fight against social injustice. (By the way, the fact that this generation is determined to identify and confront injustice tells me that they are not as far from the kingdom of God as some may have proposed.)
Injustice can only be recognized against the background of moral truth. Injustice does not exist without justice – absolute truth and a moral law.
Truth is there. It can be found. And it will set people free when they give themselves wholly to it.
How do I know?
Because Truth is a Person, and He set me free.