Safety in Truth
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of September 25, 2022
There is divine protection in living in God’s truth (Hebrews 13:6).
Here’s what His Word reveals:
Psalm 91:4 NKJV says, "…His truth shall be your shield and buckler."
Proverbs 7:2 TPT says, "…Guard your life with my revelation-truth, for my teaching is as precious as your eyesight."
And Proverbs 4:26 TPT says, "…Stick to the path of truth, and the road will be safe and smooth before you."
So, we see here that God's truth is our shield and that we can guard our vision and our very lives with it as we walk on its safe path.
We can believe that, no matter what our challenges, we can pass tests of truth with God’s help, because His nature is "...abounding in goodness and truth" (Exodus 34:6 NKJV).
Psalm 112:5 TPT tells us that "Life is good for the one who is…conducting affairs with honesty and truth."
But according to Romans 11:7-8, those with hardened hearts are unable to receive God’s truth and live frustrated lives.
So, what is in our hearts? What are we believing? What do we stand upon?
Luke 8:15 TPT reminds us in The Parable of the Sower that "The seed that fell into good, fertile soil represents those lovers of truth who hear it deep within their hearts. They respond by clinging to the word, keeping it dear as they endure all things in faith. This is the seed that will one day bear much fruit in their lives."
King David was mindful that truth itself is an enduring characteristic of God. He understood that the holiness of truth would enable him to endure all that came against him, because the wicked "have no part with those who walk in truth" (Psalms 1:5 TPT).
In the face of fear and lies, we can have the same resolve as we continue to trust God at His Word and align our character with His.
In Psalm 52, we seen an example of King David’s enduring faith in God’s truth, right in the face of betrayal. He said:
You call yourself a mighty man, a big shot? Why do you boast in the evil you have done? Yet God’s loyal love will protect me and carry the day! Listen, O deceiver, trickster of others: Your words are wicked, harming and hurting all who hear them. You love evil and hate what is good and right. You would rather lie than tell the truth. You love to distort, devour, and deceive, using your sly tongue to spin the truth. But the Almighty will strike you down forever! He will pull you up by your roots and drag you away to the darkness of death. The godly will see all this and will be awestruck. Then they will laugh at the wicked, saying, “See what happens to those great in their own eyes who don’t trust in the Most High to save them! Look how they trusted only in their wealth and made their living from wickedness.” But I am like a flourishing olive tree, anointed in the house of God. I trust in the unending love of God; his passion toward me is forever and ever. Because it is finished, I will praise you forever and give you thanks. Before all your godly lovers I will proclaim your beautiful name!
King David understood that good leadership is built on truth and that God rewards it (Proverbs 20:28, 14:14).
Pray with me if you will...
Make me a light of truth, according to Ephesians 5:9 TPT. "Pour into me the brightness of your daybreak! Pour into me your rays of revelation-truth! Let them comfort and gently lead me onto the shining path, showing the way into your burning presence, into your many sanctuaries of holiness" (Psalms 43:3 TPT). Help me to present Your truth-in-love (Gospel) to others for the sake of Your Kingdom (2 Corin 4:2 TPT, Titus 3:8 TPT). "…Keep me in your truth and let your compassion overflow to me no matter what I face" (Psalms 40:11 TPT). Help me to "Hold on to loyal love and" not "let go, and be faithful to all that" I have "been taught. Let my "life be shaped by integrity, with truth written upon" my heart (Proverebs 3:3 TPT). "I will live enthroned with you forever! Guard me, God, with your unending, unfailing love. Let me live my days walking in grace and truth before you" (Psalms 61:7 TPT).
In Jesus’ Mighty Name.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.