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God Is Truth = #7 of 30 Days of God's Promises



Truth counts.  I dare anyone to disagree, although we may differ on our opinions about what is fact and what is falsehood.

“What is truth?” Pontius Pilate asked Jesus (See John 18:37-38.)

The Bible says God is truth.

God cannot tell lies!
And so His promises and vows
are two things that can never be changed.
(Hebrews 6:18a, CEV)

That makes Him the perfect measuring rod for veracity. And, in His great love, He leads all who will follow Him to truth in personal ways, urging each of us in ways we may individually understand.

Today’s Bible promise points to this.

When He, the Spirit of truth comes,
He will guide you into all truth.
(John 16:13a, NIV).

This happened to me and a dear group of fellow believers in a most memorable way during my college days. (Sure, that was a long time ago, but I’m not telling how long ago it was.)

I attended a small liberal arts college, where we enjoyed a remarkable Christian fellowship group.

Why was it remarkable?

First, very few students at that college publicly professed faith in Christ. Even fewer expressed any interest in participating in campus ministries.

What’s more, a tragic and painful rift had occurred the year before I arrived as a college freshman. The trouble, in short, reached its peak when a diabetic undergraduate student nearly died after fasting at the then-leader of the fellowship group’s direction. He claimed to have had a vision, in which an angel apparently told him to instruct the girl to fast for 48 hours.

The girl lived, but the campus Christian ministry group nearly crumbled.

Charismatics and Evangelicals retreated to their own corners, praying those in the other camp would come to a proper understanding of the truth.

The misdirected leader left.

In the coming years, God worked a wonder, mending the broken community and blessing it with a fresh variety of faith-filled folks. Together, we began exploring questions of truth versus tradition. We gathered each Friday night for the most rollicking worship times I’d ever seen. We met nightly in a dormitory basement for prayer.

Some prayed in tongues. Others prayed it English. After a while, that difference no longer distracted or divided us.

And God answered.

We were a minority on campus, and God melded us in a mighty way, as we pleaded with Him to lead us to truth.

I cannot count the times, since those days, that I have called on the Lord to guide me away from deceptions and into truth.

Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!
Let them lead me;
Let them bring me to Your holy hill
And to Your tabernacle.
(Psalm 43:3, NKJV)

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