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Message Magazine’s Online Devotional for Sabbath, October 29, 2016

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Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth” (Psalms 119:151).

It is important to note in a time of incredible injustice and blatant disregard for law, that David spoke volumes in few words regarding truth. He said that all of God’s commandments are truth. We do not need to be confused by the prevalence of lies and deceit in society. We need not be taken in by the effort of many religious groups to make the law of God of none effect. All of His commandments are still truth.

The Bible gives us a view of God’s will, which we must search out. As we do this, we become closer to Him daily. Every word, including the Ten Commandment law should be followed inasmuch as the Lord empowers us to do so. Jesus said, “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you” (John 14:15).

The unfortunate reality of our day is that many would have us believe that God’s will is ambiguous and vague. They would have us believe that it changes with the times. The great thing about truth is that it cannot be influenced by any outside agency. By its very nature, it must remain consistent otherwise it ceases to be truth. This means that when God gives us truth, we can rest on it. We can be certain that the only thing that will change is our understanding of it. As we grow in our knowledge of truth, the Lord gives us more grace to live by it. The simple message for today is that the truth of God’s holy commandments, including the ten, are abiding principles even in the last days. As the character of God remains, so does His truth.

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