“The heart of Your law is truth, and all Your righteous judgments are eternal.” Psalm 119:160 GNB
God’s TRUTHFULNESS, also called God’s veracity, is a mental attribute of God which means that God is the true God; and that all His knowledge and words are both true and the final standard of truth.
THE ONE TRUE GOD. The God revealed in the Scriptures is the one and only true and real God, all other so-called gods are just idols.
It is God Himself who has the only perfect idea of what the true God should be like, and His own being and character perfectly conforms to it — He is self-existent, self-sufficient, transcendent, immutable, eternal, infinitely perfect in power, wisdom, goodness, etc. Therefore, He Himself alone is the true God.
THE FINAL STANDARD OF TRUTH
GOD’S KNOWLEDGE IS TRUE AND THE FINAL STANDARD OF TRUTH. God is omniscient. To say that God’s knowledge is perfect is to say that He is never mistaken in His understanding of the universe. In fact, since He knows all things infinitely well, we can say that the standard of true knowledge is in perfect conformity to God’s knowledge.
GOD’S WORDS ARE TRUE AND THE FINAL STANDARD OF TRUTH. God is faithful and reliable in His words. He always does what He promises to do, and we can depend on Him never to be unfaithful to His promises. This specific aspect of God’s truthfulness is sometimes viewed as another distinct attribute: God’s faithfulness.
When the Lord speaks, He always speaks the truth. His words are likewise the final standard and definition of truth, for they are based on His perfect knowledge and they accurately reflect that perfect knowledge.
BEING TRUTHFUL AS GOD IS TRUTHFUL
SPEAK TRUTH. In a world that is exceedingly careless with the truthfulness of spoken words, we as God’s children must imitate our Father and take great care to be sure that our words are always truthful. Speak words that are not just acceptable in the sight of people, but also in the sight of the Lord.
“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NIV
PURSUE TRUE KNOWLEDGE. Let us be encouraged in the pursuit of true knowledge about everything or anything. When we discover more truth about the nature of reality, we discover more of the truth that God already know. Growth in knowledge is part the process of us becoming more like God our Creator.
“Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.” Colossians 3:10 NLT
SEEK THE TRUE GOD. Let us strive to have true knowledge about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. As we begin to know Him, to think true thoughts about Him — thoughts we learn from the Scriptures and from allowing the Scriptures to guide us in our observation and interpretation, to believe in Him and have an intimate and personal relationship with Him, we begin to find our way to eternity. ❤️
“This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent — Jesus Christ.” John 17:3 HCSB
Next Saturday: THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD 😊