Have you heard anyone say that we should love people more than loving truth? I read this recently, yet I know from studying God’s Word that this is false. Hear me out for a moment. :)
We must love people but we also have to love truth.
God’s Word says that you and I must be lovers of the truth so we can avoid deception in the end times (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12).
The question is often asked, what is truth? It’s not relative or decided by man. God’s determines truth; it is absolute and unalterable. Jesus defined Himself as the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6).
The Bible also says, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). So Jesus is both Love and Truth. You and I are called to love both.
John 3:16-17 helps define how to view people; it describes how God feels about them: