“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”
The simple phrase, “his truth endureth to all generations,” is loaded with powerful devotional and doctrinal revelation concerning God and His Word. In every generation, the pursuit of truth continues. Philosophers of every age have asked the reoccurring question, “What is truth?” New generations often feel compelled to replace existing traditions with new and unproven ideas. This passage speaks loudly and clearly to these questions.
The Bible is God’s revelation for man. It is “his truth.” God, Who is the very Source of truth, has revealed His truth in the Holy Scriptures. Jesus said it simply and directly in John 17:17, “thy word is truth.” God has spoken, and He is speaking to us through His Word. Because it is His truth, He has precisely and perfectly given His truth to us. Paul spoke of this in II Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.”
The confidence we have in the accuracy of the Scriptures is not based on the sincerity or the scholarship of the human writers, but more importantly in the power and promises of God Who gave His Word to man. Peter tells us that holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Spirit of God.
The same Bible that declares the truth concerning God’s revelation and inspiration also declares it’s divine preservation, “his truth endureth to all generations.” God has promised that His inspired Word will be preserved to future generations. Those who claim to believe in an inspired Bible yet accept numerous spurious versions, do not understand this doctrine regarding the preservation of the Scriptures.
“Every word of God is pure” (Proverbs 30:5). Truth does not change. There are severe consequences to all who add to or take away from the Word of God. Each generation does not need “new truth” but a new commitment to living by the truth that God has promised would endure to all generations. False religions are based on what must be considered as “new truth.” Different and damaging value systems are accepted because proponents package them as replacements for “outdated truth.” If it is true, it is not new; if it is new, it is not true. The satanic ploy in the Garden of Eden is still being used, enticing people to doubt God’s ever-relevant Truth.