Saturday, November 26, 2005

truth

I looked up the Greek and Hebrew words for truth used in Scripture. Here are their definitions:

* stability, certainty, trustworthy, established, faithful, right, sure
* firmness,fidelity, set office, steady
* to balance,evenly weighed
* verity
* no doubt, surely
* something fixed, certain portion
* to be firm
* uprightness
* not concealing

Scriptures related to truth: (not a complete list)
- But when he, the Spirit of truth,comes, he will guide you in all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will only speak what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13

- Let God be true, and every man a liar. Romans 3:4

- Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:15

- People will be lovers of themselves,lovers of money ... always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. 2 Timoty 3:1, 7

- If we claim to be without sin,we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8

- Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This is how we know we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence when our hearts condemn us. 1 John 3:18-20

- I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob's descendants, 'Seek me in vain.' I, the Lord, speak the truth. Isaiah 45:19

- Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit,and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth. John 4:23-24

- They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator. Romans 1:25

- Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 1 Cor.13:6

- This (prayers, thanksgiving, and intercession) is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4

- This is what we speak,not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit,expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 1 Corinthians 2:13

- For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17

1 comment:

Allison said...

Steph--I grew up in the same house with you, shared a bathroom and sometimes a bed when I had nighmares. I share your anger and your pain now. We've shared so much, but I do wish you hadn't ever had this to share. I wish it would've all happened differently, for both of us. But good does come out of the bad sometimes. I am determined to live a life of truth. Forever. I love you.