(John 18:37) “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. (38) Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?” So, what is truth anyway? To the world it is whatever they choose to believe, but to those of us that are of the “truth” it is simply Jesus and his Word. And so here lies the problem. If there is no absolute truth, then truth is defined by whatever man decides. Evil then can be good, wrong can be right, and the absolute truth is subjective to our individual discretion. No! 1) Jesus is the absolute truth. God must have the final say on things or there can be no absolute right and wrong. 2) His Word is absolute truth. The Bible teaches us that God cannot lie, and that His Word is infallible, or without error. That cannot be said of man. (Rom. 3:4) “Let God be true and every man a liar.” God’s Word was also written by His Holy Spirit. (2Pet.1:21) “ For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 3) His Will is Final. God designed this world with absolutes that cannot be changed, such as laws of nature and creation, laws of life and death, laws of right and wrong, as well as institutions that will never change such as marriage, government and the church. Man has tried to change them, but he never will. For God’s truths are absolute!
( Gen 41:41-43) “And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt... A nd he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.” When Joseph was introduced to us in chp.37, he was a young inexperienced 17 year old boy, and yet 13 years later God raised him up to rule the nation of Egypt. So, what made him different ? The Answer : “ Time,” and his faith in God ! You see time is a wonderful teacher; 1) Time strengthens endurance . Endurance and faith can only be strengthened over time. Like exercise, we start out not able to do much but over time we find that we can do more. You see, God allows us to go through the ups and downs of life, to help us gain not only spiritual maturity, but also spiritual abilities. Spiritual endurance therefore enables us to handle life’s trials better. 2) Time strengthens patience . Although Joseph, consistently did right, God allowe