True to the Word

by David Jeremiah

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Christians are sometimes questioned about their faith. It happened in the first century as well as in our day, which is why the apostle Peter encouraged believers to “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you ” (1 Peter 3:15). But what if you aren’t sure? What if you don’t know an answer to a question? You will never go wrong by simply saying what the Word says—the living and written Word of God.

Jesus called Himself “the truth” (John 14:6) and “He who is true” (Revelation 3:7). Therefore, saying what Jesus said is to say what is true. A Christian will never go wrong by agreeing with Jesus. But Jesus also called God’s Word “the truth.” He knew that the psalmist had written, “Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.” (Psalm 119:160), and he borrowed those words in His prayer to the Father: “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:17). So Jesus called Himself the truth and He called the Word of God the truth. Jesus was the human embodiment of the eternal truth of God. If you want to speak the truth, quoting Jesus and the Bible is the best place to begin. If what we say departs from those two sources, we have departed from the truth.

The truth of Scripture demolishes speculation. R. C. Sproul

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