For the word of the Lord is right, and all His work is done in truth. (Psalm 33:4)
It Is Right And It is Truth
When a thing is right, it is a matter that conforms to unalterable facts. It is genuine and real. Truth is along the same lines as what is right as the foundation of real and factual. The elements of being right and truth conform to the authority of the one who establishes what is right and true. In sports, delegating organizations establish rules that apply to football, baseball, basketball, soccer, etc., individually. Governments pass laws directing which side of the road to drive on and penalties for breaking the laws. A body of truth is how the authorities delegate and regulate the letter of the law. What is right is determined by the precedent of the governing authorities. This is all true except for how men view the word of God.
The Bible is the mind of God revealed to humanity for understanding, guidance, direction, and knowing the will of the Lord. From the Garden of Eden, Satan has challenged the truth of God by suggesting the question, “Has God indeed said?” His ploy has been successfully used against the word of God as men refuse to obey the commands of the Lord. Moses wrote the law down for the people of Israel to read, but they still disobeyed. Jesus taught for nearly three years the will of His Father, and the Jews rejected and killed Him. After two thousand years, the Bible is still viewed with suspicion and distrust, and religions pick and choose which parts of the Bible they will accept. Sadly, while the Bible is the most prolific book in history, it is the least read and understood.
God’s word is right. There is no deviation from this principle. It’s not right about some things; it is right about everything. What makes people uncomfortable with the word of God is that it invades every part of life and demands recognition. Man desires to establish his own code of what is right so that he can enjoy the pleasures of sin. If he calls evil good and calls light darkness, he feels good. Calling evil good does not make good evil, and trying to change the light to darkness does not diminish the light. God’s word is right all the time, and it is unchanging. No man can change the word of God without permission from God – and that will never happen.
Truth comes from the body of what is right. If God’s word is right, His word is truth. The measure of truth is determined by establishing the body of law determining what is right and wrong. This becomes the truth. God’s word is true because everything God says is right, just, perfect, everlasting, and represents the only truth that will bring man happiness. Sin is rebellion against God’s truth and always (without exception) fails to get the pleasure expected. The truth of God is the right way and the only way to find happiness. Mixing the truth of man with the truth of God denies the righteousness of the Lord. Truth is pure. It comes only from what is right in the eyes of God. What is right is what God says is right, which establishes the only truth that will save a man. To reject what is right is to deny truth. Believing the righteousness of God will bring the heart of man to the truth of righteousness and salvation.