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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)

Jerusalem will be called the city of truth and we learn this by waiting on God with hope.

I will return to Zion, and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem.  Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the LORD of hosts, the Holy Mountain.  (Zechariah 8:3, NKJV)

God is true to His Word and one day Jerusalem will once again be called the city of truth.  There is one reason this is to be true: The LORD Himself will dwell there.  Where the Lord dwells there will be truth because He is truth.  Since we are indwelt by God truth will reign in us (2 Timothy 1:14; James 4:5; 1 John 3:24 and 4:12-13; 2 John 1:2; Matthew 10:20; John 14:17 and 15:15-24; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 3:16 and 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Ephesians 3:14-21 and 4:4-6; Colossians 1:27; and 1 John 4:4).

God is our God in truth and we learn this by waiting upon Him with great hope.

They shall be My people and I will be their God, in truth and righteousness.  (Zechariah 8:8, NKJV)

We can trust the Lord because He is our God in both truth and righteousness.  We trust the Lord in truth because He does not lie (Titus 1:2 and Hebrews 6:18) and He is truth (John 14:4; 1 John 5:6).  We trust in God in righteousness because He acts faithfully to the righteous (Isaiah 3:10) and He is righteousness (Lamentations 1:18).  The Lord does not change (Hebrews 6:18 and 13:8) so we can count on Him.  As God’s people we can wait upon Him in hope and security because of who He is.

We are to love truth and we can do this through waiting on God with hope.

Therefore love truth and peace.  (Zechariah 8:19, NKJV)

We have the imperative given to us to love truth and peace.  When we love God we are loving truth and peace because that is who He is.  Matthew 22:37 is the greatest commandment and it tells us to love the Lord our God.  When we wait upon God, and seek Him out through waiting on Him we are empowered to love truth and peace.

God’s ways are taught by the Christ in truth and we understand this by waiting upon Him with great hope.

And they (the Pharisees) sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men.”  (Matthew 22:16, NKJV)

When they (the Pharisees) had come, they said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and care about no one; for You do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth.  (Mark 12:14, NKJV)

Even the enemies of Jesus knew He taught the truth, and that is why they did not like Him.  God is always truthful because He is truth.  I can love and trust somebody who tells me the truth more than those who want to flatter me with their lies (Proverbs 27:6).  We can trust our God as we wait upon Him in truth in hope.

Waiting is a matter of perspective; you can wait with hope on the Lord, or just wait around religiously as a Pharisee.  Read and prayerfully meditate upon the following passages and allow the Holy Spirit to make the fact that you are indwelt by God sink in and how that is to change your perspective as you wait on the Lord with great hope.

2 Timothy 1:14; James 4:5; 1 John 3:24; 1 John 4:12-13; 2 John 1:2; Matthew 10:20; John 14:17; John 15:15-24; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Ephesians 3:14-21; Ephesians 4:4-6;   Colossians 1:27; and 1 John 4:4

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