When we find out someone tells us a lie, what happens to our relationship with them? Discuss as a group.
When someone tells you the truth and you know it is true, how do you feel about that person?
When someone lies, our trust in them weakens. We may even have doubts in the future of, “Is that really the truth?”
- People are messy and imperfect.
- God is whole and perfect.
You can trust God and His word.
God’s fourth X and O in His game plan is truth. Truth is believing that what God says is true and that we believe it. But where do we find this truth?
The truth is found in the Bible, and the Bible is God’s Word. Here’s an example:
“For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does.” – Psalms 33:4
Truth is the armor that we put on to help strengthen our faith and protect us. In Proverbs 30:5, we read, “Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.”
The Bible explains who God is and His relationship with us. This is the written promise of God and how His Word will be the protective shield for us. We see this in Hebrews 4:12:
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between join and marrow.”
The Bible is not only a shield of protection and a sword of truth for us to fight with, but it is also a light unto our path. The Bible helps us know how to live for God! Let’s read Psalms 119:105 together:
“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”
“Dear God, thank You for Your Word and the protection and truth it gives me. Let me be bold with it each day. Amen.”