Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth (John 17:17 NKJV).
The Lord wanted His disciples to understand absolute truth, hence He prayed this amazing prayer to His heavenly Father. Today, in our postmodern world, truth is often determined when a group of people have reached consensus. That is to say, the “truth” lies between competing opposites. Unfortunately, this way of thinking is also common in many Bible colleges and seminaries nowadays. Some even claim that “doctrine divides”. Therefore, the overarching goal seems to be to how one can find the lowest common denominator. This development is not only sad but also dangerous. If truth is lost, there can be no freedom or victory in the life of a believer (John 8:31-32).
Some years ago, a Swedish bishop wrote a book named “I do not have the truth, I am seeking it”. It sounds humble but is it biblical? Is it not possible to know the truth? Yes, according to Scripture, it is indeed possible. We can be seekers for a while, but the Bible says that he who seeks finds (Matt 7:8). To put it another way, we should not remain seekers. Daily, we ought to be “truth finders”. The apostle Paul encouraged Timothy to guard what had been given to him (1 Tim 6:20). So, we are not only capable of knowing the truth, but we are also responsible to find it. Saving truth is only found in Jesus Christ (John 14:6). Today, let us seek the truth found in the Bible.