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Jehovah Is Truthful
It is one thing to know the truth, but it is quite another always to
tell the truth, to be truthful. The Devil, for example, chose not to
“stand fast in the truth.” (John 8:44) In contrast, Jehovah
is “abundant in . . . truth.” (Exodus 34:6) The
Scriptures consistently testify to Jehovah’s truthfulness. The apostle
Paul stated that “it is impossible for God to lie,” and that God “cannot
lie.” (Hebrews 6:18; Titus 1:2) Truthfulness is an
important part of God’s personality. We can rely on and trust in Jehovah
because he is truthful; he never deceives his loyal ones.
very name testifies to his truthfulness. The divine name means “He
Causes to Become.” This identifies Jehovah as the one who progressively
becomes the Fulfiller of all that he promises. No one else is in that
position. Because Jehovah is the Supreme One, nothing can thwart the
realization of his purposes. Not only is Jehovah truthful but he alone
has the power and the wisdom to make all that he says come true.
Joshua was one of many who
witnessed remarkable events that testified to Jehovah’s truthfulness.
Joshua was in Egypt when Jehovah brought the ten plagues upon that
nation, foretelling each in advance. Among other things, Joshua
experienced the fulfillment of Jehovah’s promises to deliver the
Israelites from Egypt and to lead them into the Promised Land, subduing
the powerful Caananite armies that opposed them. Toward the end of his
life, Joshua told the older men of the nation of Israel: “You
well know with all your hearts and with all your souls that not one word
out of all the good words that Jehovah your God has spoken to you has
failed. They have all come true for you. Not one word of them has
failed.” (Joshua 23:14) Though you have not witnessed the miracles Joshua did, have you
experienced the truthfulness of God’s promises in your lifetime?