The God of Truth

Therefore, thus says the Lord God,

“Behold, My servants will eat,

but you will be hungry.

Behold, My servants will drink,

but you will be thirsty.

Behold, My servants will rejoice,

but you will be put to shame.

“Behold, My servants will shout joyfully with a glad heart,

But you will cry out with a heavy heart,

And you will wail with a broken spirit.

“You will leave your name for a curse to My chosen ones,

And the Lord God will slay you.

But My servants will be called by another name.

“Because he who is blessed in the earth

Will be blessed by the God of truth;

And he who swears in the earth

Will swear by the God of truth;

Because the former troubles are forgotten,

And because they are hidden from My sight! Isaiah 65:13-16 NASB

When the Lord Jesus Christ was before Pontius Pilate during His trial before the crucifixion, He explained about the nature of His kingdom (see John 18:33-38). Though Pilate did not seem to grasp what Jesus was explaining to Him, but to us who made the decision to receive Christ as Lord and Savior know what He was referring to. “‘Therefore Pilate said to Him, ‘So You are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice’” (John 18:37). Jesus was “born” in Bethlehem which means that He took on human flesh but at the same time He told Pilate, “I have come into the world” which means He had existed even before He was born in Bethlehem and it indicates He is divine [this subject was repeated several times in the Gospel of John; i. e. John 1:9–10; 3:17, 19; 9:39; 10:36; 12:46; 16:28; 17:18]. What Jesus was telling Pilate about His kingdom is also the kingdom Isaiah was referring from our text. Jesus came to bear witness to the truth and that the nature of His rule is not by force but by persuasion. He reigns in the life of those who surrendered their lives to His lordship, thus, they are His servants. They heard His call and responded to the God of Truth. They will be the beneficiaries of His favor, “But My servants will be called by another name. ‘Because he who is blessed in the earth will be blessed by the God of truth’” (Isaiah 65:15-16). Those who rejected His offer “will be put to shame...will cry out with a heavy heart, will wail with a broken spirit” (Isaiah 65:13b-14). Since He is the God of truth, what He said He will fulfill. He is reliable and the pains of the past for His servants will turn into joy. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18).

Blessings,

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