Summary: A message depicting what the truth is, why it is fallen, the results of the fall, and a call back to the truth of God.
Read with me in Isa. 59:7-15. It may be best if you read from a translation you understand. “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men. We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us. For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.”
There is so much I have to deal with in this message. Just bear with me as I try to give all that God has laid on my heart. In verse 14 are the words “For truth has fallen in the street.” Pilot, before handing Jesus over to be crucified made the statement “What is truth?” We need to answer this question. What is truth? What is it to you? Jesus said “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” How can we be made free if we don’t know what truth is? We really can’t.
Jesus went a step further though and told us exactly what truth is though. He said “I AM THE TRUTH…”!
So what does “truth “ mean. The word truth is defined as being absolute, and right. So in reality what Jesus is saying is “I am absolute and right”! Isn’t that something to get excited over?
Happy is the man who delights in the word of God. He will have the truth hidden in his heart and will live in the truth of God. He can not be bound by the lies of the devil for he has a standard of truth to live by! As it was said “When the enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him.”
But truth is fallen in the street. What happened to the word of God? What happened to the truth? We let it fall to the ground! Everyone has heard the truth, everyone has held it. It went to all the world! But not everyone has kept the word of truth! Not everyone has obeyed the word! According to Romans 1:21 “Because, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were they thankful, but became vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened.”