Thy law is truth. . . . And all Thy commandments are truth. . . . The sum of Thy word is truth.Ps. 119:142, 151, 160
by John MacArthur, Drawing Near: Daily Readings for a Deeper Faith
Key Principle: Scripture is the source of divine truth.
It amazes me how people can spend so much time searching for truth but ignore the Bible. In his poem Miriam, John Greenleaf Whittier reflected on the same conundrum:
We search the world for truth. We cull
The good, the pure, the beautiful,
From graven stone and written scroll,
From all old flower-fields of the soul;
And, weary seekers of the best,
We come back laden from the quest,
To find that all the sages said
I in the Book our mothers read.
God never intended for truth to be mysterious or unattainable. His Word is a repository of truth, containing every principle we need for life and thought.
But knowing truth begins with knowing God, who is its Author. First John 5:20 says, “We know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding, in order that we might know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.”
The psalmist proclaimed, “The works of His hands are truth and justice; all His precepts are sure. They are upheld forever and ever; they are performed in truth and uprightness” (Ps. 111:7-8).
As Christians, we are those who walk in truth. That’s how Jesus described us when He prayed to the Father: “Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth” (John 17:17). Similarly John said, “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth” (3 John 4). In contrast, unbelievers “suppress the truth in unrighteousness,” thus making themselves targets for the wrath of God (Rom. 1:18).
To love God is to love truth; to love truth is to love the Word. May you walk in the truth of God’s Word today and every day.
Suggestions for Prayer: Thank God for the privilege of knowing Him and being able to walk in His truth.
For Further Study: How does Jesus describe the Holy Spirit in John 14:17, 15:26, and 16:13?