God is True – Titus 1:2

by Pastor John Fredericksen

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The world is increasingly becoming more belligerent toward Christianity and blasphemous toward God Himself. One example is found in an article by Dr. Michael Cohen. He wrote, “Are you aware that the greatest truth in your life that you can trust is not God, images, love, honesty, nature, or spirit? Your most trustable truth is what you experience in this moment, or at any moment.” Nonsensical statements such as this remind us of a statement made in the movie A Few Good Men by Colonel Nathan R. Jessep. While being asked for a truthful account while under oath, he blurted out, “You can’t handle the truth.”

Spiritual rebellion in man often makes him unable to handle real truth. The greatest truth that you can trust is not your perceived experiences or emotions. Our greatest truth that we can trust in is God and His Word! Paul assures Titus that we can confidently rest “In hope of eternal life [based on faith in the Lord Jesus Christ] which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began” (Titus 1:2). Our apostle of grace was basically reiterating a concept the Holy Spirit repeated over and over throughout God’s Word. In the Song of Moses, Moses wrote of Jehovah saying, “He is the Rock [of power and truth], His work is perfect…a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He” (Deuteronomy 32:4). King David wrote, “And now, O Lord God, Thou art that God, and Thy words be true…” (II Samuel 7:28). David continued in the Psalms saying that He “which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is [He] which keepeth truth forever” (Psalm 146:6). Almost as if addressing the detractors of our faith today, Paul wrote, “For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith [faithfulness] of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true [in your conclusions], but every man a liar” (Romans 3:3-4). We should maintain our confidence in everything God tells us in His written Word because “…it was impossible for God [in His holiness] to lie, [therefore] we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope [of eternal life] set before us” (Hebrews 6:18).

The unchangeable truth about our unchangeable God is that He cannot lie. That makes absolutely everything recorded in Scripture absolute truth. Rest and rejoice in this today.

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"We welcome you, as you journey with us..., to not only learn information, but to benefit from examples of faith and failure, and seek to apply God’s Word to every day life. Together, let’s transition from only studying theories of doctrine, to applying God’s truths in a practical way every day. May God use these studies to help you find daily transformation."