The indictment of Isaiah against his generation, a people who had temporarily succeeded in turning truth upon its head, is no less applicable today: “Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21).
Though Isaiah’s generation perished in captivity the truth kept on marching on. Their calling “evil good and good evil” did not make it so.
We face a similar challenge today, when right is called wrong and wrong is called right; when all things called “gay” are assumed to be good, while God, oddly enough, is portrayed as one of His world’s larger problems.
Everything we once thought was true is now decried as false; all we once thought to be false is now lauded as true.
“Sanctify them by Your truth, Your word is truth….having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because all flesh is grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away; but the word of the Lord endures forever” (John 17:17; I Peter 1:23-25).
So never forget this: truth will prevail. In the final analysis, when all has been said and done, when once-powerful nations have long since crumbled into the dust of oblivion, God’s truth will prevail.
Men may deny the very existence of truth. They may denounce it and demonize it. They may debase it incessantly. But truth will prevail. In the words of Russell Lowell, “There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with the east wind is to put on your overcoat.” ~~ Ed Sterchi, Jackson church of Christ, Jackson MO