Speaking the Truth
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. Psalm 119:160 NIV
God is truth and His actions are always truthful. God cannot lie. God’s truth is absolute and found in His Word – the Bible. It is unchanging because God is unchanging. Because God’s Word is truth it is completely trustworthy.
As followers of Christ, we are always to deal truthfully with others. Our words must be truthful so that others can trust what we say. Because Jesus is ‘the Truth,’ believers are to share Christ, who is the truth, with others.
- The Scriptures testify that God is truth. What do the following passages say about God being truth? — John 14:6; John 18:33-37
- God’s Word is the measuring rod for believers to gauge whether something is truthful or not. What is said about the Word of God in the following passages? — Psalm 119:142,151,160; John 17:17
Question to ponder: Is there ever a time when you should not tell the truth, the whole truth?
Passages for further reflection: John 1:17; Hebrews 6:13-20