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.
Ps 25:10The Hebrew word translated “faithful” can also be translated “true”. The word is particularly associated with God steadfastly upholding his covenant promises. See alsoPs 145:13; Hos 2:19-20; 2Ti 2:13
The truthfulness of God undergirds the prophetic word
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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