Have you ever heard anyone say that truth is relative? Maybe youíve even heard someone say, "Your truth isnít necessarily my
truth. Whatís true for you may not be true for me." Ever say that yourself?
Some people think that truth and standards of right and wrong change from decade to decade or from person to person. They make
choices based on societyís or their peersí definitions of right and wrong. Like Judges 21:25 says, "The people [do] whatever
seem[s] right in their own eyes" (Judg 21:25).
Does that describe anyone you know?
Magazines, newspapers, and the Internet carry story after story about lifestyle choices: an unmarried couple who lives together
before marriage ("After all, weíre in love"); a person who finally decides to break "free" of the shackles of heterosexual life
to explore his or her "true" nature as a homosexual; a teen who just wants to be free to express his or her sexuality; a pastor
who decides to bless the union of a same-sex coupleóthe list goes on and on. If you didnít catch those, just wait for the
follow-up talk shows and movies. Many of these choices are made in the name of tolerance and other forms of political
correctness. Those opposed to these lifestyle choices are viewed as intolerant, especially if society gives them the green
Wondering whatís truly right or wrong? The Bible provides definite answers. The Ten Commandments and other laws reveal Godís
standards of right and wrong. Take murder for example. God says no to that. What about adultery? Donít even think about it.
Stealing? Ditto. But honoring God and your parents are good moves.
Although times change, Godís standards never do. "Your eternal word, O Lord, stands firm in heaven"
"The very essence of your words is truth; all your just regulations will stand forever"
Because Godís standards always are the same, some are quick to describe the Bible as old-fashioned or lacking in relevance.
Others might ignore it because the resent being measured by its standards. Whatís your view?