GOD IS TRUTHFUL
God’s truthfulness means that he is the true God, and that all his knowledge and words are both true and the final standard of truth. Once he says something, we can count on his doing it; we can count on him to be forever faithful to his promises. The essence of true faith is taking God at his word and relying on him to do as he promised. All truth is God’s truth and we should live it, speak it, study it and believe it. When we lie we dishonour God and diminish his glory, for we, as those created in God’s image and created for the purpose of reflecting God’s glory in our lives, are acting in a way that is contrary to God’s own character.