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1/3/2010

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God Is a God of Truth

"He is the Rock, his work is perfect; for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he." (Deuteronomy 32:4)

Have you ever broken something like your mom's good china or a special glass? Glass is fragile; it is easily broken. It's the same way with trust. Trust in a friend can easily be broken. One of the quickest ways to lose a person's trust is by lying. If a person lies to you, you never know when to believe him.

Lies are told in several different ways: telling a half-truth, sharing a story in a way that makes you look better than what actually happened, being one way with one person and another way with somebody else, or allowing a lie or rumor to continue when you know that it is not true. No matter what form it takes, a lie is a sin.

If God lied only once, we would never be able to trust Him or His Word. But God cannot lie. He does not have the ability to lie. We can trust God completely because He is a God of truth – everything He says is true; His words are reliable. What a comfort to know that all of God's promises in His Word are true. If you are a child of God, one way to be like your Father is to be truthful.

You can trust God because He is a God of truth.

My Response:
» Do I trust God's Word?
» Do I consistently speak the truth?






Truth In Real Life

Helen Keller

“So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over what has been denied.”

Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was a happy little girl until, when she was only nineteen months old, a terrible fever took control of her body. Miraculously, she survived, but she lost both her sense of sight and hearing.

Because Helen was deaf and blind at such a young age, she had not been able to learn how to speak. But this did not stop her. She learned to recognize people by feeling their faces, and she learned various daily tasks by placing her hands on top of other people’s hands as they worked. By age 7, she had invented 60 hand signs that helped her communicate. Helen’s parents hired a personal tutor – Anne Sullivan – who did wonders for young Helen. Anne worked faithfully with her over the years, helping her transform from a stubborn blind girl to a smart, refined woman.

Helen graduated with honors from Radcliffe College in 1904, and she wrote a book called The Story of My Life. The sales from this book earned Helen enough money to buy her own house. After living a fulfilled life, Helen Keller died in 1968 and the Helen Keller Foundation was set up to assist people with blindness.

What disability has kept you from attempting great things for God? Some people are tempted to make excuses for laziness because of their limitations and hard things they have to face. Maybe your parents divorced, or maybe you are not as naturally talented or outgoing as you wish you could be – but that is no excuse for being “disabled” in serving God! Satan knows our weaknesses. He wants us to be discouraged and to keep us from doing God’s work. Pay no attention to wrong thinking about hard things in your life and limitations you might have no control over. Those obstacles do not matter at all to God. In fact, the Bible says that God makes His strength perfect in our weaknesses!

2 Corinthians 12:9 – And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
 


Description of God

The God of the House of God - El Bethel
Genesis 35:7 "And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother."

 

Question & Answer

QDoes the Bible ever teach error or falsehood?

ANo. God’s Word is true and without error because God only tells the truth. Psalm 119:160a – Thy word is true from the beginning. Psalm 19:7 – The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

 

BIG Christian Word

Ascension - (a-sen'shun)

Ascension is the rising of Jesus from the earth into heaven forty days after his Resurrection. The disciples watched Jesus ascend (go up) into heaven. (Acts 1:9) "And when he (Jesus) had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight."