In the apocryphal book of 1 Edras Zerubbabel was on attendant to the king of Persia. He and two fellow servants brought before the king wisdom of what they perceived the strongest. The first said wine, the second the king and Zerubbabel said women but most of all truth.
The many generations have not changed this fact. Yet each generation deceives itself more and more hiding from truth. Today I am incarcerated for my pursuit of truth and condemned by lairs of power. Power is not stronger than truth or the man proclaiming the king strongest would have prevailed in his arguments. It is true I suffer for truth’s sake but my accusers suffer for a lie. I prefer my suffering.
Here is an undeniable truth that underpins all I’ve stood for; God moves humanity and truth and if humans will patiently trust Him He will lead the in the truth.
I will admit that the power and corruption I’ve been subjected to far exceeded my imagination. But I must also admit that the power and love or God has always exceeded my imagination. It is because of God’s character always being aligned with truth that I can agree with Zerubbabel that truth is a supreme power.
It has been revelatory to me how quickly the power of a lie can move men into betrayal of themselves. Yet a Christian man cannot be so easily moved from the truth as the carnal coward. This is why men as God’s agents are brought to the fight. For victory over liars and lies cannot be obtained by those who will not trust the power of truth to prevail.
The fortitude to ride out the storms of tyranny is from truth. Scott and I are not the authors of truth only its servants and we trust it to deliver us from the inferior power of liars. If you really knew God and His truth you would not begrudge us our courage. Instead you would find yourselves vigilant at least in prayer to see truth obtain its victory.
We have laid our lives on the line for that defining moment that must arrive where the subjects of lie are separated from the subjects of truth. One will have suffered pain and loss but the other will possess the full treasure of vanity.
Truth is supreme because God is the supreme author of it. God’s patient tolerance of liars is not so they can gain advantage but rather He can bring more to the truth. May our lives be a tool of testimony for this purpose in Christ. No regrets bring us to truth!