“In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.”
God is truth. It is impossible for God to lie. His promises will never fail. God’s veracity knows no equal. Many have asked, “What is truth?” Jesus told us what truth is. He proclaimed in John 14:6, “I am . . . the truth.” Everything He says is true. “Thy word is truth” (John 17:17). God is honest in every way. There is no deception, falsehood, or fiction in Him. God is real and not imaginary. His truth will never change, for “his truth endureth to all generations” (Psalm 100:5). God would have us to know that in every way and in every word, He can be trusted completely. His Word is the standard for truth. The Word of God is the supreme test for every doctrine and every opinion of man. When anyone or anything is in disagreement with the Scripture, we can be certain that the Bible is true. Romans 3:4 says, “let God be true, but every man a liar.” God wants us to know the truth and be people of the truth.
From the beginning, Satan has attempted to cause men to doubt the Word of God. Jesus said of the enemy that he is the father of lies, and there is no truth in him. The devil’s first words to Eve in Genesis 3:1 were “hath God said.” The wiles of our adversary have not changed. He is vigilant in his attempts to cause men to question the trustworthiness of God’s Word. Lies and deception bring men into bondage, but the truth is liberating. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Satan has brought many into bondage through falsehoods and empty promises. In order for us to endure the spiritual attacks of the enemy, we need to be saturated in the truth. The first part of the armor of God mentioned in the Scripture instructs us to have our loins girt about with truth. Multitudes have been led into error because they were not grounded in the truth.
Because God is truth, He hates lying. Lying takes many forms, such as hypocrisy, exaggerations, and deception. God desires “truth in the inward parts” (Psalm 51:6). One of the most important commitments we could ever make is a commitment to walk in the truth. We need to be truthful and honest with ourselves, with others, and with God. Because God is truth in its highest and holiest form, if we are to walk with Him, we must walk in sincerity and in the truth.