A Shepherd’s Musings: Wk-18 – God is True – part 2

We have already noted that God is righteous, just, and faithful.  Another way the Bible reveals these character qualities about God is the demonstration that God is true to His word.  A completely righteous, just, and faithful person will always be true to His word. Such a person is the Lord.  He can be trusted completely because He is true.

In a beautiful psalm of praise to God, recorded in 2 Samuel 22:31, David says this about his God, “This God–his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.”  David learned this not only by revelation, but also by experience. He had resisted the temptation to take vengeance into his own hands and trusted God for deliverance from the attacks of Saul and others.  God was his refuge; God had kept His word to him.

Proverbs 30:5 says, “Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”  My friend, do you believe this?  Well, your thoughts and your actions will show if you do!  A person who takes refuge in God will be at peace and not worry about the future.  He or she will live out Philippians 4:4-7 on a daily basis:

Rejoice in the Lord always;
again I will say, Rejoice.
Let your reasonableness be known to everyone.
The Lord is at hand;
do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer
and supplication
with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

God’s desire is to bring every person into this kind of relationship with Him. In sovereign wisdom He designs trials so that we will learn to call trustfully on Him and experience His peace.  There is a fascinating reference to a future time, during the great tribulation, when those who shall “conquered the beast and its image” will worship:

And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!  Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”  Revelation 15:3-5

Will you join me in worshiping God this week because He is true?  Selah—meditate on these things!

With Prayer, Mark
© May, 2011  Scripture quoted: ESV – Emphasis added

Selected Verses on God is true (without error, just, righteous, faithful)

2 Samuel 7:28,  And now, O Lord GOD, you are God, and your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant.

2 Samuel 22:31, This God–his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 18:30-31,  This God–his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?

Psalm 25:5, Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Proverbs 30:5,  Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Isaiah 65:16-17,  So that he who blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth, and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten and are hidden from my eyes. “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.

Revelation 15:3-4,  And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

Revelation 16:7, And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, Lord God the Almighty, true and just are your judgments!”

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