Summary: Have you ever stopped to consider that without absolute truth we could have not have absolute confidence? You might be saying what do you mean. I mean that if we could not have absolute assurance in something, then we could have not have confident expect
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
W.E. Vines Bible Dictionary says this "truth," is used (a) objectively, signifying "the reality lying at the basis of an appearance; the manifested, veritable essence of a matter"
the truth of God" is indicative of His faithfulness in the fulfillment of His promises as exhibited in Christ; the word has an absolute force in John 14:6; 17:17; 18:37, 38; in Eph. 4:21, "truth," not merely verbal, but sincerity and integrity of character.
Have you ever stopped to consider that without absolute truth we could have not have absolute confidence? You might be saying what do you mean. I mean that if we could not have absolute assurance in something, then we could have not have confident expectation of that which we are wanting to see come to pass. That is what assurance is, isn’t it, confidence that what we believe is the truth, and the truth is absolute and unchangeable. It is something that you can put your full and complete trust in. Knowing something to be truth gives you the ability to put your complete trust and reliance in it.
Have you ever known somebody that was not truthful, who would say what ever was convenient? They say they will do something at a certain time, but very rarely would show up to do what they said they would do. I’m not talking about circumstances prevented them from doing what they said they would do, I’m talking about this is a habit with them. You know you can have no confidence that they will do what they said they would do. As a matter of fact, you might have more confidence that they will not do what they said they will do.
We live in a world that is very much like this. You see and hear this kind of thing all the time, and many have lost their ability to believe or have confidence in any thing because they have been lied to so many times. I want to tell you, God is not like that. What He said is true 100 percent of the time, not just occasionally or when it is convenient but always.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth, which comes from God the Father.
John 15:26 "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
We can have complete trust and complete confidence in Him.
I heard a story about this Christian who lied to another Christian because they felt like they could not handle the truth. God is never like that. He will never lie. Lying never helps us or protects us. Just the opposite is true. It is the truth, and knowing the truth is what will make us free. You will never catch the Lord telling you a little white lie trying to spare your feeling. He will only speak the truth. Aren’t you glad? We can have absolute confidence that what He said will come to pass. This is the basis of our faith, this is how we know, and have full assurance. This is the beginning of being free. You first have to know the truth, and in knowing the truth, you shall be made free. Glory. If we have no confidence in what truth really is, how are we ever going to know and have assurance and have a basis for our faith. The answer to that is, we cannot. God is faithful to always honor His Word, and He wants us to be able to have complete trust in Him. The writer of Hebrews said He who comes to God must believe that He is, and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Heb:11:6.)
John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’’
God is truth. Nothing that is outside of the truth can make us free, ever!! Truth is truth, and there is no in between. There is no such thing as a little white lie. It is either the truth or not. Coming to an understanding of this will greatly help us to receive guidance and correction. Truth is what puts us on the right path and leads us away from destruction, if we will not receive it, how can God help us?
We live in a society that doesn’t want to receive any kind of correction at all. We are often more afraid of hurting someone’s feelings, than we are in seeing them set free.