[A re-post from July, 2014]
From Kevin DeYoung’s Taking God At His Word:
…God’s word says what is true. Like the psalmist, we can trust in the word (119:42), knowing that it is altogether true (v. 142). We can’t trust everything we read on the Internet. We can’t trust everything we hear from our professors. We certainly can’t trust al the facts given by our politicians. We can’t even trust the fact-checkers who check those facts! Statistics can be manipulated. Photographs can be fakes. Magazine covers can be airbrushed. Our teachers, our friends, our science, our studies, even our eyes can deceive us. But the word of God is entirely true and always true:
- God’s word is firmly fixed in the heavens (v. 89); it doesn’t change.
- There is no limit to its perfection (v.96); it contains nothing corrupt.
- All God’s righteous rules endure forever (v. 160); they never get old and never wear out.
If you ever think to yourself, “I need to know what is true–what is true about me, true about people, true about the world, true about the future, true about the past, true about the good life, and true about God,” then come to God’s word. It teaches only what is true: “Sanctify them in the truth,” Jesus said; “your word is truth” (John 17:17).