“Every word of God proves true;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
Every word of our God is true. Not true in a relative sense. Not true only if you agree with and understand it. Not true only when you can see what He’s doing. But absolutely, unquestionably true in every single circumstance.
What an amazing comfort is found here. To know that in the midst of a world full of cynicism, skepticism, lying, and doubt, we have a Rock to stand on who will not fail and will fulfill perfectly every word He has spoken. There will never come a day when we discover that He was not quite what He claimed. If we take refuge in Him, if we know Him and trust His Word and wait for Him, we will only ever find Him faithful and true.
The unshakable truth of His Word applies both to His promises and His warnings. It applies to the passages that make us feel warm and loved, as well as those that stir conviction and discomfort. It applies to the verses we can easily decipher and those we struggle to understand, to those we relate to and those we wrestle attempting to justify and logically sort out His wisdom, justice, and grace.
Our God is not always easy to comprehend. But that makes sense, doesn’t it? I mean, He’s God. He’s supposed to be bigger than us. He’s supposed to understand everything better, because He created it all and sees everything played out. We don’t stand firmly on our own comprehension. We stand firmly on the Word of God, which declares His truth. Truth that will not be shaken or ever proved false.
Psalm 119:140 says, “Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.” We are free to love His promises, to hope entirely in our Savior, to rest confidently and believe that we will see the salvation and goodness of our Lord. Not because we see it coming, but because He declared it so. And He does not lie. Ever. He does not deceive with false implications or call us to false hope. No, His hope is steadfast and sure. He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him, He will uphold us and keep us from falling, and He will present us before Himself at the end, blameless and perfect and covered with the beautiful righteousness of Jesus Christ (Jude 1:24-25).