Read Psalm 86. Today, we are focusing on God’s truth. In Psalm 86:11, the Psalmist’s request for teaching is so that he can walk in God’s truth. Love rejoices with the truth (1 Corinthians 13:6). The Holy Spirit guides us to all the truth (John 16:13). We are blessed to delight in His truth (Psalm 1:1-2). His truth is purifying (John 17:17). His truth is also freeing (John 8:31-32). The Bible actually mentions the word “truth” over 200 times. The question to ask today— What is TRUTH?
Jesus told Pilate that He was born to “testify to the truth” (John 18:37). God reveals His truth to us through Jesus. I believe absolute truth is God’s truth. The Bible is God’s Word and God’s Word is Truth (John 17:17). The Bible says that God cannot lie (Titus 1:2), which therefore means that He speaks only what is true. The Psalmist writes“Teach me Your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to Your truth” (Psalm 86:11a NLT). God is the source of all truth. I believe Jesus is “the way and the truth and the life” and I believe that Jesus is infinite, living Truth.
When we read the garden scene in Genesis 3, it is quite clear that God presents absolute truth with regard to this tree of knowledge of good and evil to Adam and Eve. Satan challenges God’s truth, and deceives Adam and Eve into questioning what God says as well. Even today, Satan attempts to get us to challenge God’s Truth, to ask “did God really say” when we encounter His Truth.
Let us remember this today— God’s Truth does not change; though we may attempt to misrepresent or skew His Truth, it still remains as Truth, as absolute reality. We can choose to accept His Truth and live by it, or to deny it and live as a fool, lost and wandering in search for another alternative which just is not there. Only through a relationship with God, as a result of Christ’s redemption and the working of the Holy Spirit are we able to understand Truth.
Lord, we thank You for Your Truth. We rejoice today in Your Truth. We ask that You sanctify us with Your Truth. We ask that You free us with Your Truth. We ask that the Spirit remind us today of Your Truth as we go about our day. Teach me Lord, so that I may live according to Your Truth. Amen.