Read Psalm 86. Today’s verse says, “But Lord, Your nurturing love is tender and gentle. You are slow to get angry yet so swift to show Your faithful love. You are full of abounding grace and truth” (Psalm 86:15 TPT). Note again, the verse says “grace and truth” — you have to have a balance of both. We will be focusing on the abounding truth.
When I read “grace and truth,” it immediately takes me to John 1: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth… For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (v. 14, 17 ESV). It is important that we do not pour out the Truth without an equal helping of Grace.
We looked at truth earlier in our study of this Psalm. Remember, God’s Word is Truth (John 17:17). Jesus is the Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:6). Truth is purifying (John 17:17). Truth is freeing (John 8:31-32).
Today’s verse mentions that God’s Truth is abounding, abundant, great, plenteous. The abounding truth of God means that God’s Truth is readily available. What does this mean? This means that if we seek His Truth, He will reveal it to us. He’s not hiding everything from us. In John 8:31-32, we read that those who are faithful to Jesus will know the truth. As we seek Him, we find Him (Jeremiah 29:13). As we dig deeper, we find secret and hidden things only He can reveal (Daniel 2:22). We are encouraged to seek out the Truth— to test things and hold on to what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21).
The abounding truth of God means that God’s Truth is above all — absolute truth. His Word is the last word (Matthew 24:35). Once He has spoken, that is it. We cannot add or detract from His Word (Deuteronomy 4:2). His Word stands forever (Isaiah 40:8). It does not change. It cannot be defeated. It does not one day lose power or standing. His Word does not return void (Isaiah 55:11). When His Word goes out, things happen. Kingdoms fall. Minds change. Hearts open. What is dead becomes alive. What is broken is restored. What is defeated becomes victorious. What is sick becomes healed. If He anointed it, we know it will be seen to fruition.
Today, let us meditate on this passage: “Let all the world look to Me for salvation! For I am God; there is no other. I have sworn by My own name; I have spoken the truth, and I will never go back on My word: Every knee will bend to Me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to Me. The people will declare, ‘The LORD is the source of all my righteousness and strength.’ And all who were angry with Him will come to Him and be ashamed. In the LORD all the generations of Israel will be justified, and in Him they will boast” (Isaiah 45:22-25 NLT). Amen!