Friday, May 31, 2013

Truth

Genesis 32:10 KJV
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

Jacob is in a moment of unbelievable stress and fear. The last time he had heard from his brother he fled for his life as Esau sought to kill him. He has just received word that Esau is on his way and with four hundred men. In this moment of fear Jacob turns to the Lord in prayer.

He is honest in that he was not worthy of the least of God's mercies. There was no reason God had to answer his prayer. But then he added "and of all the truth" God had shown him.

The commentaries say that the word “truth” refers to God's faithfulness in keeping his promises to Jacob
  • Promises to protect him in a strange land
  • Promises to return him to his home land
  • Promises to continue His promises to Abraham and Isaac through him
God's promises are faithful. More, they are truth.

And so is the Bible.
  • It is truth.
  • It is faithful
  • It is a promise

that, though we are not deserving, God has given us. 

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