Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Truth

The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them. —Psalm 111:2

This verse is inscribed over the entrance to Cavendish Hall, the physic's lab at Cambridge University. It was put there in the day when there was an easy correspondence between science and scripture. It's an invitation to take delight in the world around us and study the mighty works of God, a perspective that’s largely lost these days. 

God's works, however, go beyond natural creation. Honor, beauty, righteousness, grace, compassion, justice, and faithfulness—all virtues are the work of His hands (111:3-9), created to stand "forever and ever," and embodied in Jesus who is "the truth" (John 14:6).

"What is truth?" Pilate asked, when truth was standing right in front of him. If he had taken the time to listen to what Jesus had to say he would have found what he was looking for (John 14:6).

Where should the unknown treasures of the truth
Lie, but there whence the truth comes out the most—
In the Son of man, folded in love and ruth (compassion).

—George MacDonald

David Roper

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