It has been said that perception is truth. And to some, this is a truth. But what if that perception is built upon a lie, does it still make it truth?
The Lord God of Israel used the Prophet to help encourage his people by being his servant, a messenger of truth. From his vantage point he was permitted to pen some of the most important messages of any of the prophets. Though being burdened with having to hear God’s word firsthand and sharing it to God’s people, Isaiah’s theme was one of deafening – My Hope is Built on Truth!
In spite of all their demise, rebellion, degrees of bondage and illness, Isaiah’s words were words of encouragement through truth. Perception not founded on truth, as persuasive and compelling as it can be, is bondage and deception at its highest level. There is no freedom in lie (John 8:34). Paul the apostle accepted the reality that one’s physical body may be enslaved to the ills of this world, but the truth cannot restrained (II Tim. 2:9).
Perception is nothing more than deception when is is NOT founded or rooted in truth. Let our hope and reality reality and life be built on truth of God’s holy word and be freed of the lies our circumstances that can govern and control our lives.
“You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen,
That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He.
Before Me there was no God formed,
Nor shall there be after Me.
I, even I, am the Lord, Isa. 43:10, 11