God Is 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)
God keeps His promises. If you can find one promise in the entire Bible that God cannot keep, then God is not the God He says He is. The fact that God is truth is another way that God shows His perfection. His Word is perfectly reliable; He cannot help but speak truth. He never, ever lies. God is truth. Here are some important, truthful promises that He has made to you, if your trust is in Him –
God promises never to leave you. (Hebrews 13:5)
God promises to take care of your needs. (Philippians 4:19)
God promises to hear you when you are in trouble. (Psalm 50:15)
God promises to love you. (1 John 4:16)
God promises everlasting life to you if you trust in Him. (John 3:16)
People will disappoint you. Your friends will sometimes make promises they cannot keep. Your family will sometimes say things they do not mean. Your classmates will sometimes lie or forget to keep their promises. Why? Because humans sin and cannot be perfect. But God is perfect. Every word of God is true. Psalm 33:4 says, “For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.”
Would you like to do something fun?
Go on a scavenger hunt through your Bible and find as many of God's promises as you can. You will find hundreds of them, if you look closely. Underline them and remember them. Tell God how you feel about the promises you find.
And most of all, remember – whatever God says He will do, He will do it!
It is impossible for God to lie.
» Do I take God at His Word?
» Am I showing by my thoughts and actions that I believe God will follow through with what He says He will do?
Truth In Real Life
“And people who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives... and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.”
Born on August 30, 1923, Nathanael Saint – or “Nate” – would grow up to be the most famous missionary pilot who had ever lived. From his childhood, he loved to fly and dreamed of being an airline pilot like his older brother.
Nate Saint began taking flying lessons when he was in high school and served as a pilot in World War II. He enrolled in Wheaton College, but eventually quit school to join the Mission Aviation Fellowship.
In 1948, Nate Saint and his wife Marge established an air base in an abandoned oil exploration camp. They were then able to supply nearby missionaries with medicine, mail, and needed supplies. They served God’s servants.
While returning from one particular flight to Quito, Saint got caught in some dangerous air currents and the plane crashed. The Lord preserved his life, and he considered it one of God’s ways of humbling him.
It was his humility, combined with his understanding of the risks involved, that made him just the right missionary pilot to work with Jim Elliot. In September 1955, Saint joined a team of men whose goal was to reach the Huaorani settlement. Saint discovered the settlement from the air, and the team began dropping baskets of gifts to the natives. After three months of air contact – Saint was piloting the plane – the whole team went to camp on the shore and to meet with the people on the ground.
The meetings started well, but they did not end as planned. There were misunderstandings that led to hostility, and all five of the team members were speared and killed by angry villagers.
Their story received international attention, and the men were heralded as martyrs for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Nate Saint was among those five martyrs. Through his personal testimony, he inspired many workers to join in missionary aviation efforts, risking their own lives for the sake of the Gospel.
What are you doing with the time that you have? Are you humbly spending the time and talents and other resources God has given you for Him, or for your own dreams and plans? Are God’s priorities important to you, or do you have your own priorities?
Matthew 10:39 – “He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”