Jer 17v9 – The Postmodern Pitfall

If you were looking for advice in life, would you go to a deceitful person? Someone so bad they are known as the most untrustworthy person ever. This is the last person you would seek help from, especially regarding the big life issues, like my identity or my life plans, or helping me find true joy. Yet, this is precisely who many people are encouraged to turn to for advice. Our postmodern culture chooses to value personal insight and inner “truth” over external authority. There is a prioritisation of inner spiritual reality over the physical body or material world. People look “inside” to determine their gender and identity. It’s inside where the answers to important questions are sought. Yet looking inside for truth is the worst thing we can ever do. Because inside is the human heart. And God tells us, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). If we really want to know our identity and find truth and meaning, it’s not inside, we must look but above to Jesus. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6). If you want guidance in life, look to God and his Word. Open Bible – ,