Show me 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)
God’s law and commandments are truth and we can learn them while waiting upon Him.
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is truth. (Psalm119:142, NKJV)
You are near O LORD, and all Your commandments are truth. (Psalm 119:151, NKJV)
The law of truth was in his mouth and injustice was not found on his lips. (Malachi 2:6, NKJV)
God’s laws and commandments are truth. Waiting on the Lord will naturally lead to truth as a river naturally finds an ocean. The person developing in Christian character learns to wait upon God and gain understanding into God’s truth. The commands and laws are clearly spoken in the Bible – that is the measuring rod of all truth. Disciples must learn to obey His laws and commands clearly given to them through the Holy Spirit as taught in the Bible. God will then be able to give the believer personal revelation, his path or the specific will of God for the disciple. But hear this: the personal revelation will never contradict the Scriptures (2 Timothy 2:15; 3:10-17; and 4:1-5). The Lord’s truth can be tested, and should be tested, by His word given to us in the Bible. Wait upon God and understand this.
God cannot turn back from His truth and we know this by waiting on Him with hope.
The LORD has sworn in truth to David; He will not turn from it. (Psalm 132:11, NKJV)
God is truth, and as such, He cannot turn from Himself. Everything that the Lord does is predicated upon truth as we have been studying – this is very reassuring. God cannot act contrary to who He is (Numbers 23:9; Titus 1:2; and Hebrews 6:17-18). We can trust the Word of the Lord, His laws and commandments, because we have established it as truth (Psalm 119:142, 151; and Malachi 2:6) and are eternal (Psalm 100:4-5 and 117:1-2). We can trust in the Lord because He will not turn from truth (Psalm 132:11). Wait upon God with great hope and turn to the One who will never leave you or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6, 8; Joshua 1:5; 1 Kings 8:57; 1 Chronicles 28:20; and Hebrews 13:5). Praise the Lord that He will never turn from the truth and you can subsequently build your life upon the sure foundation of His word.
Why do you call Me, “Lord, Lord,” and do not do what I say? Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against the house and could not shake it, because it had been will built. But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly. is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great. (Luke 6:46-49. NASB)
Because this lesson serves as a recap of what has been presented upon the truth that comes to those waiting on God spend time waiting with hope on the Lord with the passages in this lesson and gain a better understanding that you can rely upon the truth:
Numbers 23:9 Psalm 117:1-2 Hebrews 6:17-18
Deuteronomy 31:6, 8 Psalm 119:142 Hebrews 13:5
Joshua 1:5 Psalm 119:151 2 Timothy 2:15
1 Kings 8:57 Psalm 132:11 2 Timothy 3:10-17
1 Chronicles 28:20 Malachi 2:6 2 Timothy 4:1-5
Psalm 25:4-5 Luke 6:46-49 Titus 1:2