… God, who never lies, …
God never lies. Never not ever does God fail to keep his word. This is news that is wonderful and terrifying.
God never lies. So we know that his promises are true. When he tells us that eternal life awaits his children, it is true. When he says that he forgives all who turn to Jesus in repentance and faith, ,it is true. When he promises that Jesus will reign as King of kings and Lord of lords forever, it is true. When he promises that the glory of eternity with him will far outweigh the hardships of this life, it is true.
Yet, it is also true that the promises of judgment are true. God will judge the wicked. God will cast into hell those who reject his offer of grace. God will not treat rebels against him who do not come to Christ as anything but rebels. He will not let sin go unpunished. He will not change his rules for me. God never lies.
Lord, thank you that you never lie. I thank you that I can always trust you. I rejoice in the fact that your promises of joy, reward, and glory are all true. I thank you that your promise of forgiveness in Christ is true. I tremble at the truth that your promise of justice is also true. Lord, be glorified. Help me to remember that your word is always true because you are the One who never lies.