The Truth As Revealed by God
God’s Word Is Truth (Jn 17:17)
God’s word is settled in heaven and lasts for eternity; it is the everlasting and unchanging truth (Ps 119:89). God is the Word, and by the word of the Lord, the heavens were made. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast (Ps 33:6, 9). Furthermore, He upholds all things by the word of His power (Heb 1:2–3).
As previously mentioned, God spoke in the past to the fathers by the prophets, at various times and in various ways (Heb 1:1). There were those who harbored an evil heart of unbelief and departed from the living God (Heb 3:12). However, the chosen ones, because of their belief, obtained a good testimony through their faith. As a result, God has prepared a city for them—a better, heavenly country (Heb 11:16).
The Holy Bible is the word of God; it is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Ps 119:105). It is food for our spirit (Ps 19:7–10). Paul told Timothy that the Holy Scriptures were able to make him wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus (2 Tim 3:15). The Lord Jesus said, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me” (Jn 5:39).
We should not forget that whatever things were written before were written for our learning (Rom 15:4). The word spoken through angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward (Heb 2:2). Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of trial in the wilderness” (Heb 3:7–8). Paul reminds us that the Israelites were punished for their evil deeds, and that they serve as examples and warnings for us (1 Cor 10:11).
[To be continued…]