Proverbs 19 has 5 verses that directly relate to lying and it got me thinking. On the TV show House, the lead character’s main line was, “Everybody lies.” He said it so many times that it began to sound like fact. It seemed like every one does, in fact, lie. (Although we know that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, and the old rules don’t have to apply)
I’m so glad that it is impossible for our God to lie. It’s important to note that whatever God speaks actually happens. When He said, “Let there be light,” there was light. When He called it Day, it became Day.
When God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures,” the waters abounded with an abundance of living creatures. Whatever things God says are true, and they are proven all around us.
That means that when God said He does not forsake His inheritance, it is fact. (Isaiah 94:14) And those who believe in Him ARE His inheritance. (Gal. 3:26) It means that He actually loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (Jo. 3:16)
Did you skim over that last verse? Jesus said those words. Remember that they’re fact. When Jesus said, “Lazarus, come forth!” Lazarus came forth. (Jo. 11:43)
It also means that He will come again, just as He said He would. (Rev. 21-22) Until He returns, it means we can rely on this verse to guide us as we do His work here on earth: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (Jo. 12:12-13)
While we’re waiting, we can trust in His Word. If He said it, it is true. If He called a mountain ‘fire’, it would be fire. If He called green ‘blue’, it would be blue. Do we truly understand that He cannot lie? Whatever He says is truth. We can place our entire hope upon His Word.
Satan is the one who lies. He is the father of lies and that proof is also all around us. Anytime we begin to believe something contrary to the Word of God, we can remember that if God said it, it is true. It is impossible for God to lie! Now, that is encouraging. 🙂