Shortly after I got serious about trying to follow Jesus I became consumed with “the truth.” I printed off hundreds of pages of articles from the Internet that helped me argue for “the truth.” I wasn’t interested, at that time, with “the truth” so much as I was interested in being right.

Often, as I shared my faith I camped out on a specific verse, John 14:6, which reads —

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

It has taken me a long time, a very long time, to grasp the reality that Jesus said he is the truth.

Truth is personal.

When truth is found in a person, it is relational. It is both, subjective and objective.

When truth is a person it means that you can engage with the truth in a much different way than you do with 2+2=4.

I desperately want people to know the truth. This means that I want them to know Jesus. Learning this has freed me. It has freed from having to be right. I am free to not argue someone into the kingdom of God. I am free to invite them to know Jesus.

To be able to introduce people to Jesus is remarkable. He is excellent beyond compare.

Why wouldn’t someone want to learn about Jesus?

Well, because truth is personal.

About the Author
Daniel Rose is a husband, dad, and pastor of The Antioch Movement in Ypsilanti, MI. He writes at The Subversive Journey and you can can connect with him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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