The Truth of God’s Word
“Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve Him in sincerity and in truth:
and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood,
and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord”
– Joshua 24:14
According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, the definition of truth is the quality of being true. I am thankful for truth, it cannot be challenged. The truth of God’s Word is absolute.
I learned about the word of truth as a young child. My parents taught my family of nine siblings to always tell the truth or there would be consequences. When the truth is told, it always brings positive results.
For many years I worked in the school system. There were days when a student would come and ask to be excused for a restroom break. I really wanted to know the truth…whether or not he or she really needed to go to the restroom. I could not find a problem, but finally the truth came out. When the student was questioned further, the child replied, “I just don’t want to write, my fingers are tired.”
Joshua was commissioned by God to take the children of Israel over the river Jordan to the land which God had given them. When we hear the voice of truth, God’s Word and yield to it, it sets us free from bondage. Joshua encouraged the Israelites through the very Word that God had spoken to him. The truth of God’s Word will forever prevail.
God’s children will have confidence to walk before Him in righteousness, knowing there is no failure in God. The truth of God’s Word prepares our heart for holy living. We are able to serve Him in sincerity. The truth of God’s Word is sharper than a two-edged sword; it cuts the soul, joints and marrow. It literally changes our being. We become full of vigor and alive in Christ.
The righteousness of God’s Word in our life brings conversion to the soul. When we respond to it daily, we become fruitful. We begin to bear fruit in various degrees. The degrees of fruit are seen in joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance: against such there is no law…they are without measure (Galatians 5:22-23).
There is nothing we can compare with the Word of Truth. Whose word is like fire? Whose word is a light to your pathway? Whose word is a lamp unto your feet? The believer can be filled with the Holy Spirit and empowered to preach and teach the truth of God’s Holy Word, everywhere we go.
In Colossians 3:16 the truth of God’s Word speaks expressly, “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Jesus used, “I tell you truth” in His teaching so many times. The truth of God’s Word will ever stand. His truth is marching on! His truth shall spring out of the earth and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
His truth endureth to all generations…
Minister Lucille Dawson is married to Bishop, Dr. Arthur Dawson, Jr., pastor of the Georgia Avenue Church of God in Kingsland, Georgia. She is a licensed exhorter in the Church of God as well as Women’s Ministries President of the Georgia Avenue Church of God and the St. Mary’s District. She holds an Associates Degree in Childhood Education and CNA certification. Sister Dawson is a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoys reading the Bible, Bible quizzing, singing in the Sanctuary choir, crocheting, cooking and entertaining others.