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God is Truth, He is Truthful

Day Seventeen
by Gini Crawford, MSW

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God is truth. There is no falsehood or lies found in Him. God's Word is the truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)

O Lord, God of not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent; has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?... So Jesus was saying... "If you continue in My will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." Psalm 31:5; Numbers 23:19; John 8:31-32 NASB®

We need truth. When I was getting my Masters in Social Work we would have discussions on what is truth. Many students felt it was okay to make up your own truth. I personally thought this was an illogical view. For instance: If you have cancer, would you want the real truth, or a made up truth about your treatment options? The truth always sets me free from confusion; it always leads me in the right direction. How about you? I think we would agree, we need truth to navigate through life. What does it mean to you that truth is always found in God?

...(God) will not lie or change His mind... 1 Samuel 15:29 NASB®

We need to be truthful with people. A person told me that a woman in our church thought I was being very unfriendly to her. So I went to the woman to apologize; she laughed and said, "Don't believe anything that person says." When someone lies, people start to not believe anything the person says. If you are in the habit of lying, you are sinning, and you are affecting your relationships in negative ways. (Proverbs 12:17-20, 19:9). We need to be truthful, so people can trust us. Aren't you relieved God is always truthful?

God's Word is absolute truth, so it leads and enlightens. It is the truth that allows us to accomplish God's will. (John 8:31-32) If you want to do God's will then do what His Word says. I know there are gray areas that God doesn't completely enlighten us on in the Bible, but for the most part, everything God wants us to know about Him and His will is revealed to us through His Word. Yes, God does use other things to show us who He is (such as His creation), or to give us clarity about His will, but these other things should never contradict His Word. Ask the Spirit to create in you a desire to make His Word your primary guiding influence in your life. (John 16:13)

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth....For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout...So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. 2 Timothy 2:15; Isaiah 55:10-11 NASB®


Life Application:

I believe everyone searches sooner or later, for the truth about their afterlife. I did a lot sooner than most people, probably because my mother died when I was 5 years old. The afterlife is one theme I have studied quite a bit in the Bible. And believe me, I am very thankful I can depend on God's truth about eternity. When God says, I will have eternal life through belief in Jesus Christ, I know for sure I will. Not having the truth about how to get to heaven can make your future hell. Read John 1:1-4, 12-14, 3:14-18, 14:1-6. Write any insights you might have.

When you die do you know if you will go to heaven? If you don't - please read this devotion: Life and death


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