The well-being of man is bound up with his obedience of the divine principles. Those who despise the Scripture learn from history. Truth is the original intention of God in creating all things. It is like a Manufacturers’ manual which informs the best way to use his product. ‘For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart; Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.’ (Hebrews 4:12-13).
The opposite of truth is lie and the devil is the father of lie. Lie is any word that is contrary to the Word of God. ‘Jesus said unto them, if God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.’ (John 8:42-45).
The Scriptures [Bible] is the written Word [Manual] of God. ‘For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.’ (Romans 15:4). The Holy Spirit bears witness that the Word of God is truth. He is the quickening Spirit
The Word of God is Spirit and it is truth. His Word is the Bread of life. Ignoring it leads to spiritual starvation and death. ‘Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.’ (Proverbs 23:23). ————————To be continued.