God Does Not Lie

Titus 1:1-4(NIV)

1Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness— in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,

To Titus, my true son in our common faith:

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

The other day, some mail was sent to our home with some kind of scratch and win contest.  My children thought it was fun to scratch to see if they won something.  When I came home, they were all excited and announced that they won a new Play Station 4.  They said they checked the rules and said that it was true that we did win.  Upon further investigation on the conditions, it says that I needed to accept a product demonstration at my home and that I was offered a chance to win this prize.  Not quite truthful, but for those who are not reading the fine-print, the company gets into your house to market their product.

There are many claims in the Bible as well.  The claim of eternal life is one of the claims made by God.  Paul reminds us that the knowledge of the truth leads to godliness.  He also says that God does not lie and he made this promise before the beginning of time.  This gives us the assurance that the effort, faith and time that we put into following Jesus is not in vain, but is worthwhile.

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