Today's Devotional - May 21
The Unlying God
It is impossible for God to lie.
In his book of theology, Wayne Grudem writes, "With respect to His promises, God always does what He promises to do, and we can depend on Him never to be unfaithful to His promises. Thus, He is a God of faithfulness… In fact, this specific aspect of God's truthfulness is sometimes viewed as a distinct attribute: God's faithfulness means that God will always do what He has said and fulfill what He has promised… He can be relied upon, and He will never prove unfaithful to those who trust what He has said. Indeed, the essence of true faith is taking God at His word and relying on Him to do as He has promised." 1
Among our friends, we have none who is fully trustworthy. Given enough time and the right circumstances, even our dearest loved ones may fail us in some way. But our Lord will never fail, never lie, never disappoint, never betray, never double-cross, never mislead, never forget, or let us down. He is the unlying, undying God.
God always speaks truth when He speaks. He is "the unlying God."
1 Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994), 195-196.