God's Word and Truth
Psalm 119 serves as one of the most passionate scriptures that is written. If your spirit is dull or if you just need God to speak to you, turn to the words of Psalm 119. The 176 verses almost without exception mentions God's Word in some form. The twentytwo 8 verse sections provide us with the best place to meditate on the connection between God's Word and the Truth. Each section's verses start with a given Hebrew alphabet letter (i.e. acrostic).
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We should note that the Psalmist cleverly uses different synonyms for the scriptures. The NASB uses 'law ,' 'testimonies,' 'precepts,' statutes,' 'commandments,' 'judgments,' 'word,' and 'ordinances.' What the words actually are is irrelevant to our study. More important to us is the few times the word 'truth' is used.
Refuting the adjusters of truth
The Psalmist first of all announces that God's word is truth. There is no doubt to what he was referring. We acknowledge not all the Old Testament texts were written by this time. However, Jesus later put His authoritative stamp on the Law and Prophets which effectively recognized certain unique texts originating out of the divine and Hebrew cultures.
Those who deny the truth of God's Word have lifted their opinion higher than that of Jesus. They have somehow gained an expert knowledge that surpasses that of God's Word itself. If this is so, then they should be able to save people. They should then be able to do greater things than Christ. But their works do nothing of a kind to back up their claims. We would do much better trusting Jesus as He authoritatively spoke in Matthew 5:17-19,.
Humbling ourselves before the truth
We might be surprised that the Psalmist does not use truth to stand for one of the many synonyms for the Word of God. He, of course, firmly believes God's Word is truth. Just note how he says it again and again "Thy law is truth."
I believe he meant that although the Law is truth, the truth is not the Law. All of God's Word is truth. It is faithful and enduring. God's Word revives the soul. God's Word can always be trusted to reveal the perfect mind of God.
However, the truth cannot be totally captured by the scriptures. Truth is not different than the scriptures teach us, but it is greater than them. The scriptures themselves teach us that they are sufficient to perfectly train and instruct us in our every situation. 2 Timothy 3:16,17 says,
But God is greater than we. There are many things God has not yet revealed to us. Just think how many questions we have on earth. They for the most part could be resolved by a deep study of God's Word. God's Word is sufficient for our needs. However, life goes beyond this earth. We don't understand light, electricity or sleep, let alone the marvels of the gigantic universe. We should be willing to humble ourselves and openly acknowledge that we know so little. We fully concur with the apostle when he says in 1 Corinthians 13:9-12,
How foolish so many reject the truth God has revealed and deny the little truth they are acquainted with!