Without courage there cannot be truth, and without truth there can be no other virtue. (Sir Walter Scott, 18th-19th century Scottish playwright and poet)

For some people truth seems to be elusive and relative. It means one thing now and another thing later. In reality, of course, there is such a thing as absolute truth, and, as Scott suggests, to stand by it may demand courage in the face of skeptics and scoffers. He further states that every other virtue stands or falls with truth. We’d best give ourselves to finding and defending it.

God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone . . . (2 Timothy 2:19). You must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it (Colossians 1:23).