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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)

We can do nothing against the truth and we are empowered by waiting on God.

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for truth.  (2 Corinthians 13:8, NKJV)

Truth stands alone and is a formable wall.  Truth is a position set against that which tries to pervert or retard it.  Yet truth never changes; only that which tries to oppose it; the opposition changes to the direction of truth or falls (1 Peter 2:8).

For we can do nothing against the truth.  How is this so?  As first-fruits of God’s creation we are set apart to be holy and used for His purposes, and His purpose is to do His Word, the Word of truth, not to work against it.  As the special creation of God we are engineered and empowered to do His will.  As workers approved of the Lord we have been tested and have met his specifications as instruments of His will.  Set apart as holy we can do nothing profane or common, thus we can do nothing against the word of truth.  The true disciple cannot do anything against the truth because he belongs to the Lord of glory.  Character is formed by waiting with hope; the character of truth.

The disciple can only work for truth.  This is an easy deduction from what we just considered in this meditation.  There is no neutrality.  One either works against truth or for it.  A man or woman produces good fruit or bad.  Waiting produces good fruit because through waiting we become separate for God’s good purpose.

Prayerfully meditate upon the following passages and commit to wait upon God with great hope until the good fruit is produced for truth:


Matthew 3:7-12                                              Matthew 7:15-20

Matthew 13:18-23                                          Luke 3:9

Luke 6:43-45                                                   John 12:20-26

Romans 5:1-5                                                  Romans 12:1-2

1 Corinthians 3:16-17                                      Ephesians 5:25-27

Colossians 1:9-14                                            Colossians 1:21-23

Colossians 3:12-17                                          2 Timothy 1:8-14

Hebrews 3:1                                                       James 1:2-8

1 Peter 1:13-16                                                   1 Peter 2:4-10

2 Peter 3:11-13