Hello, Wednesday! I think this might be my favorite blog day of the week. When we’ve worked our way through the whole Bible, what do we do next? Start over and read afresh? Study something different? We are near the end, folks. Do you have any suggestions? This week, we visit with Titus and, next week, Philemon (whose name I never have really learned to pronounce). Have anything to share? Sure would love to hear from you!
This week, I chose a very small, five words out of Titus 1:2. I am not a fan of pulling out part of a verse but with this one, there’s just no way to read it out of context, and it is one amazing truth.
Titus 1:2b (NIV)–…God, who does not lie…
I absolutely LOVE this. It’s so funny, the way I highlighted it. It sits right there alone on the page of my Bible, those little words in blue highlighter. But to me, it’s the strongest truth in the Bible. If this isn’t true, then nothing else on the pages of that Book are. Nothing else in my life is. Think of how different faith would be, love would be, hope would be, if it were possible for God to deceive us.
But he can’t. It’s not that he won’t. He absolutely cannot. His nature is utterly truthful all of the time. Yes, we act sometimes like He’s lied to us, but the fact is, He can’t. We can misunderstand, but he cannot lie.
This is so powerful to me. When I can’t grasp anything else, I can grasp this. God will never lead me astray. He will never lie to me. He will never change what is on the pages of His word. If He says it, I can believe it, stand on it, live by it… Because it will always be true.
Makes me want to shout, “Amen!” 🙂
Have a great Wednesday, y’all!