In this Laodicean age where so many doubt that there is such a thing as absolute truth, the Lord Jesus Christ identifies Himself as, "the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness." He IS the Truth (John 14:6) - He is the incarnate "Word of God" who lived the written Word of God. The Bible is the Truth (John 17:17), claiming to be inspired completely by God (2 Timothy 3:16) - over 3000 times in the Old Testament it claims to be the Word of the Lord.
Isaiah 59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
In our modern society, truth is fallen in the street - it is overlooked, discarded, abandoned. How much value do you place on the truth? How much time do you spend studying it? Do you know your Bible from cover to cover - or are you like many that take a smorgasbord approach to the Scriptures, picking and choosing what you like, what you will believe, what you will accept as truth? When Jesus stated that He came to bear witness of the truth, Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" (See John 18:37-38) It was evident that he did not know God, because he did not know the truth! "Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice."
We don't need to be in ignorance - our eternity depends upon the truth: the truth about salvation, the truth about Heaven and Hell, the truth about our sin and our need of the Saviour, the truth about our unrighteousness and the Lord's righteousness, the truth about Jesus Christ and His free gift of salvation - the truth that we deserve Hell and judgment for our sins, but the Lord Jesus Christ died in our place and bore the complete penalty that our sins deserved - He paid the penalty that we could never pay and He offers salvation as a gift that we could never afford - one that must be received by faith.
What is truth? "The truth is in Jesus" (Ephesians 4:21), and is ALL about Him. He is the central character of God's Book to man; the Gospel the central message; His death, burial, and literal physical resurrection after three days and three nights the grand focus which the Old Testament looked forward to and the New Testament looks back towards. Jesus is the lens by which ALL Scripture must be seen through. The Lord Jesus Christ didn't just come to tell us the truth - He IS "the Truth." How much do you value Him?
Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Do you see Jesus in the Scriptures? Do you value the Word of God? Have you bought the truth - is it for sale in your life, or is it something you cling to with all your heart and soul - something that you value so much you would never part with? Do you receive the Bible as God's Word to you (1 Thessalonians 2:13)? Do you spend time in it to read it, learn it, study it, rightly divide it, devour it? (See John 8:31-32)
Do you see the Saviour in the Scriptures? Do you value what you see? Do you hide God's Word in your heart, and do you let it have its way in your life?
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
There is a poem that I read as a young Christian and it has always stuck with me based on the verse quoted just above:
Looks into the Word of God
And sees the Son of God
He is changed by the Spirit of God
Into the image of God
For the glory of God.