True is a beautiful word—whether used as an adverb or adjective. It is altogether appropriate to use it to describe both the person and words of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source and sustenance of all that is true. Because He has been true to His Father, we know He is worthy of our constant trust.
“The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether” (Psalm 19:9b). “Thy word is true from the beginning” (Psalm 119:160a). “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9). “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest . . . if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8). “Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth” (I John 2:8). “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war” (Revelation 19:11). “And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true” (Revelation 22:6a).
GOLDEN THOUGHT: The true Light now shines.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (December 9 reading).]