Daily Word #2: The Truth
Jesus always spoke only that which was the will of the Father, and since God cannot lie, whatever the Father says through Christ is truth. Not “a” truth, but “the” truth! Just as Jesus is not one of many ways, He is the one and only way.
It’s not politically correct to say that in public, but it’s correct, nonetheless because Jesus said it, and He is the truth. In speaking of the Word of God, Jesus said, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17), so God’s Word is the truth, but also note that the Word can sanctify them (and us), that’s the power of God’s Word (Isaiah 55:11; Rom 1:16; 1st Cor 1:18).
Paul tells husbands, “love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word” (Eph 5:25-26), and the washing that the Word does on us, and collectively, the church, is in order “to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless” (Eph 5:27). God’s Word has power; it has power to save, power to sanctify, and power to make effectual change (2nd Cor 5:17). The longest book in the Bible (Psalm 119) is all about the Law of God, or the Word of God, so clearly God wants us to value His Word. God’s Word is law anyway, so as the psalmist writes, “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever” (Psalm 119:16), and so we conclude, “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple” (Psalm 19:7). In fact, Jesus is referred to as the Word of God (John 1).
When you read the Word of God, you can know at least some of the mind of God, but only those who are born again can know the things of God, for “who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God” (1st Cor 2:11).