And his word is true.
He is truth. Not my truth, not your truth, not all our truths. He alone is truth.
It has brought so much peace and stability lately to reflect on these verses and the foundational principle that God’s Word is true. Even if I think I’m spiraling, even if I’m questioning my theology, even if I don’t understand it all – His word is true. It is true because he said so. He declared it. And he has the greatest authority. He created life, he died, and three days later he was raised back to life again. He is living, and he reigns. And he will continue to reign for all eternity.
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. – Deuteronomy 6:4
I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. – Isaiah 45:5
Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. – Isaiah 45:23b
“…my words, which will come true at their appointed time… For no word from God will ever fail… Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” – Luke 1:20, 37, 45
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” – John 14:6a
This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true. – John 21:24
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Philippians 2:10-11
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” – Revelation 21:5
“God will invade. But I wonder whether people who ask God to interfere openly and directly in our world quite realise what it will be like when He does. When that happens, it is the end of the world. When the author walks on to the stage the play is over. God is going to invade, all right: but what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else – something it never entered your head to conceive – comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. That will not be the time for choosing; it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not last for ever. We must take it or leave it.”
― C.S. Lewis
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