In these few verses of Proverbs, Solomon reveals a few things about God, God’s word and God’s people.
There is one true God, who is the God of truth. He hates all falsehood, lies and deceit. Jesus reveals himself as the truth, and the Holy Spirit guides his people in truth.
God has revealed himself to us in his word. As God is the God truth, so his word, given and preserved by his Spirit, can be trusted to be the truth.
Those who trust in Jesus Christ should endeavour to know the truth, and to live by the truth. Their whole being should reflect the truth of God, through the Spirit of truth working in them with the word of truth.
In the epistle to the Ephesians, Paul outlines the two aspects of being a Christian.
Firstly, they are sinners, saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Secondly, they are to glorify God by doing good works because we have been saved from sin.
As we go about our daily lives, sometimes we forget these basic doctrines and so easily. We forget that God’s grace is an amazing thing, of great cost, and take it for granted.
In our every day lives, we forget that it is God’s grace that saves us, and not our works. This causes us to think our works as worth something in God’s eyes and are deserving of some glory, rather than glorifying God who alone is worthy of glory. It is so easy to fall into this way of thinking, and we need constant reminding and reflection.
May we fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith – at all times.