We now come to truth in our journey through waiting passages. The Hebrew word means truth or faithfulness. To walk in truth is to conduct oneself according to God’s holy standards. Truth is the barometer for measuring both one’s word and actions. Accordingly, God’s words and actions are characterized by this Hebrew term also. Indeed, God is the only God of truth.
Despite what the post-modern world teaches, there is absolute truth. God is truth and whatever He says is the truth. To follow the Lord is to follow the truth. To walk as close as possible to the Creator God is to walk in His truth.
The following section of blogs should be helpful for the believer seeking to find and live by the Lord’s good and pleasing will for him. Much is to be gained by studying God’s truth, the Bible.
Show me know your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:4-5, NKJV, emphasis added)
Lead me in Your truth by waiting upon You with great hope.
Truth in the Hebrew as used in this passage is the faithfulness, lovingkindness, peace, and righteousness of God. To walk in truth is to conduct your life according to the Lord’s standards for He is the God of truth (Deuteronomy 32:4 and Isaiah 65:16). The Lord is the Knower of truth because He knows all (1 John 3:20). Truth does not change because God does not change (Malachi 3:6). We learn much in Scripture about truth and will be studying the Lord’s truth in lessons to come:
God cannot forsake His truth.
And he said, “Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken His mercy and His truth toward my master. As for me, being on the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master’s brethren.” (Genesis 24:27, NKJV, emphasis added)
Abraham had sent out his highest-ranking servant to get a bride for his son Isaac from his relatives in the land of Haran. The servant prayed for direction from the God of Abraham and was directed miraculously by the hand of the Holy Spirit to the house of his relatives, and the girl Rebekah, in this classic love story of Isaac and Rebekah. Here we encounter the truth of God in action.
God cannot forsake His truth. Note in this passage that the servant recognizes the fact God had not forsaken His truth towards Abraham. The servant was aware of the relationship Abraham had with God and had learned from experiences of the past and by this present experience that the Lord God keeps His promises. The servant recognizes the Lord’s truth is to be accomplished in the lives of those who know God. The Lord desired to make Rebekah the wife of Isaac and brought it about. God willed it, the servant prayed for it, and it was accomplished. God’s will was made known by His Holy Spirit: man’s prayer and God’s work – this is the method that the Lord often uses to bring about His will.
The person who is developing Christian character by waiting on God should have the attitude of both Abraham and the servant in this story. Recognize that God has set forth truth in your life, and that truth is to be pursued. Seek that truth with prayer believing that the Lord will lead you into truth to accomplish His will.
But when He the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. (John 16:13, MASB)
Pray that the Holy Spirit leads you in His truth. Seek truth in prayer and the character to live His truth revealed to you.