“But the word of God is entirely true and always true…”

[A re-post from July, 2014]

takinggodFrom 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).

2 thoughts on ““But the word of God is entirely true and always true…”

  1. Continue to enjoy your blog. I finally got a Kindle and Nook (I want to support the BN “physical stores”). I have a question for you–I am trying to get less physical books so I am purchasing books for the ereaders. But I highlight them but it is more difficult to find things I want to reread from the ereaders so I am tempted to buy the physical book too. Usually the books are theological in nature. Do you have a solution to share? Have you bought both an ereader book and then purchased the book? Thanks!

    • Hi Joanie! I feel the same way about highlighting and going back to certain books. Yes, I’ve bought Kindle books & then bought the dead tree version so I could highlight & thumb through it more easily! I did that so often that I’ve finally figured out that if the book is a theology one that I’m likely to want to read again, I only buy the print version.

      Happy reading!

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