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Thy Word Is Truth (John 17:17)

Introductory Thoughts

Since God is “a God of truth” (Deuteronomy 32:4), it makes sense that the words proceeding forth from His mouth would reflect and demonstrate the same nature as their author. According to the scriptures, this is exactly what has happened. The psalmist said, “thy law is the truth” (Psalm 119:142) “and all thy commandments are truth” (Psalm 119:151). The Lord Jesus confirmed this when He said, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17:17). If God is worthy of praise for being a God of truth, it only makes sense that His truth would also be worthy of man’s praise (Psalm 71:22). God, knowing this truth, magnified His word above all His name (Psalm 138:2).

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): God's words are sure and are done in truth (Psalm 111:7-8). 2 Timothy 2:15 declares His word to be true. It brings about man's salvation (James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23) and his growth (Psalm 19:7-11). Thank God for His word that can be trusted (Ezekiel 12:25a).
  • (For everyone): Do you believe the words of God to be true? Have you rejected the word of God, choosing instead to accept the opinions of men (Romans 3:4)? Have you made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition (Matthew 15:6)?
  • Can men honestly say they believe God to be true and refuse to believe the same about His words?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask God to increase your faith in His word.
  • Thank God for giving you a Bible.