In a world full of uncertainty and confusion, truth can seem as though it’s buried and hidden. People often call right wrong, and wrong right. If we aren’t firmly rooted in the truth, we can be easily swayed by Satan’s lies. That’s why Scripture emphasizes the importance of fixing our eyes on Christ as we run this race of faith. When we do, we’re focusing on the One who possesses all truth and has since the beginning of time. God’s truthfulness isn’t defined by man’s opinions, feelings, or beliefs, and without Him, truth couldn’t exist at all.
As Christians, we’re to rely on every word spoken by our Heavenly Father. Matthew 4:4 tells us that “we shouldn’t live on bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God”. If God wasn’t true and honest at all times, we wouldn’t be able to wholeheartedly trust Him or His Word as we should. But since He was testified of in Scripture to be only full of truth, we know that He cannot be otherwise. Titus 1:2 tells us that God cannot lie. That verse alone can change our entire perspective! Since God cannot lie, we won’t be shaken in taking His promises seriously and living by them. Even though people may ridicule us for building our lives upon the foundation of God’s Word, we can be certain that
Throughout the Book of Psalms, David uses the word ‘truth’ to describe the Lord. One example is Psalm 57:3,10 – “He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth… For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds”. John testifies of God’s truthfulness throughout the New Testament, and Jesus perfectly embodied this attribute while He was on earth. Psalm 119:160 tells us that God’s Word is true from the beginning. So if every aspect of God, down to the words He speaks, is pure truth that was testified of, we can trust that He is who He says He is.
How should knowing this attribute of God affect our lives? If God calls us to be like Him, and He is truth, we should seek to walk in His truth and be conformed to His image. A desire should ignite inside us to abide in God’s Word and to be cleansed from the sins that hinder us. John 8:31-32 says, “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.
Even though our world is constantly changing and deception is daily attempting to quench the truth, we have access through faith to the eternal Way, Truth, and Life – Jesus Christ. As Psalm 117:2 says, “…His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord!”
How will you choose to praise the Lord in light of His truth this week?