Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Much of God's Glory Lies In His Truth

Much of God’s glory lies in his truth. God has intrusted us with his truth, as a master intrusts his servant with his purse to keep. We have not a richer jewel to trust God with than our souls, nor has God a richer jewel to trust us with than his truth. Truth is a beam that shines from God. Much of his glory lies in his truth. When we are advocates for truth we glorify God. Jude 3. ‘That ye should contend earnestly for the truth.’ The Greek word to contend signifies great contending, as one would contend for his land, and not suffer his right to be taken from him; so we should contend for the truth. Were there more of this holy contention God would have more glory. Some contend earnestly for trifles and ceremonies, but not for the truth. We should count him indiscreet that would contend more for a picture than for his inheritance; for a box of counters than for his box of title deeds.

~Thomas Watson, 'Body of Divinity

Isa 45:19  …I the LORD speak the truth; I declare what is right.'

1John 2:21… no lie is of the truth.

Isa 65:16  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. 

Joh 16:13  When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on
his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are
to come.

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