1155 God, truthfulness of

1155 God, truthfulness of

To call the Lord “the true God” means that he alone has in his being the fulness of deity and is worthy to be worshipped as God. He and his word are a trustworthy foundation for life because he speaks the truth and is utterly reliable and consistent in his character, his revelation of himself, his promises and his pronouncements.

Titles reflecting God’s truthfulness

The true God 2Ch 15:3; Jer 10:10; 1Th 1:9

The God of truth Ps 31:5; Isa 65:16

Jesus Christ is “the truth” Jn 14:6 See also Jn 1:14,17; Jn 6:32 Jesus Christ calls himself “the true bread” meaning that he is real, substantial, reliable and life-giving; 1Jn 5:20; Rev 3:7,14

The Spirit of truth Jn 14:17; Jn 15:26; Jn 16:13; 1Jn 4:6; 1Jn 5:6

God is true to his character and his word

He speaks the truth Isa 45:19 See also 2Sa 7:28; Ps 33:4; Ps 119:160; Jn 17:17; Rev 21:5; Rev 22:6

He does not lie Nu 23:19 See also Ro 3:4; 2Ti 2:13; Tit 1:2; Heb 6:18

He is true to himself and his promises Dt 32:4; Ps 25:10; Ps 33:4; Ps 145:13; Ps 146:6; La 3:23; 2Ti 2:13

The truthfulness of God undergirds the law

Ps 119:142 See also Ps 19:7; Ps 119:151,160; Mal 2:6-7

The truthfulness of God undergirds the covenant

Ps 25:10 The Hebrew word translated “faithful” can also be translated “true”. The word is particularly associated with God steadfastly upholding his covenant promises. See also Ps 145:13; Hos 2:19-20; 2Ti 2:13

The truthfulness of God undergirds the prophetic word

Eze 12:25 See also Isa 55:11; Jer 1:12; Jer 28:9; Eze 33:33; Da 2:45

The truthfulness of God undergirds his promises

Jos 23:14-15 See also Nu 23:19; 1Ki 8:20; Ps 105:42; Ro 4:20-21

The truthfulness of God undergirds his judgment

Ps 96:13 See also Ps 98:9; Isa 11:3-5; Ro 2:2

The truthfulness of God undergirds the teaching of Jesus Christ

Jn 1:17 See also Mt 5:18; Mt 22:16 pp Mk 12:14 pp Lk 20:21; Mk 3:28; Lk 4:24; Jn 1:51; Jn 8:31-32; Jn 18:37

See also

1035God, faithfulness
1075God, justice of
1115God, purpose of
1150God, truth of
1461truth, nature of
1690word of God
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
3296Holy Spirit in the world
6146deceit & God

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