Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. (Acts 8:35)
Isn't it strange which Bible passages speak to us? This section of Scripture originally penned by the prophet, Isaiah, is not one that I would associate with someone coming to faith. Yet Philip “began with that very passage” when he spoke to the eunuch about Christ. This doesn't mean that because I didn't become a Christian from these verses, that what was true for this man was not true for me!
Truth is not relative. This passage is as true for the eunuch as it is for me, you, and those who have never read it or do not believe it. It is natural that what one person likes or relates to might not have the same appeal to another, since we are all individually created. But we must guard against the idea that truth can differ between us, for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (see Rom. 3:23). This verse is not applicable only to certain people or to the wealthy, to prisoners, or to the people in another political party—all have sinned.
What freedom there is in knowing that we are not the judge of truth. If we hold to Christ’s teaching and follow him, then we will know the truth and it will set us free (see John 8:32). Christ and him crucified is the truth for all of us.
Go forth and share the truth to everyone.
Amy Elliot lives with her family in Ontario, Canada. Her husband is ordained in The Wesleyan Church.
© 2022 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.