CUSTODIANS OF HIS TRUTH
Open ye the gates, that the righteous
nation which keepeth the truth may enter
in (Isaiah 26:2).
In the verse above, the prophet Isaiah wasn’t
referring to countries like the United States Of
America, South Africa or England, but to the Church
of Jesus Christ; we’re the custodians of the truth. The
Church is the pillar and ground of the truth: “…the
church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the
truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). We’re the ones that keep His
Word, and His gates are open to us.
But there’s more; read what happens in the very
next verse: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth
in thee” (Isaiah 26:3). The Hebrew words translated
perfect peace are “shalom shalom,” meaning “peace
peace”; but this construction really means peace
with rest; peace with prosperity, health, strength and
salvation! Thus, the righteous one, whose mind is
stayed on the Lord, is kept in perfect prosperity, health,
rest and strength.
This further shows that your mind is where God
wants to work. If He can get a hold of your mind
through His Word, you can become as healthy,
prosperous and successful as you ever want to be.
Train your mind to stay on the truth of God’s Word
always. Trouble, darkness, temptations and challenges
may come, but you’ll always be victorious; His truth
will put you over, and the Word of God is truth.
Being custodians of His truth means we’re doers
of the Word; we’re Word practitioners; we live in, by,
and through the Word. And that’s where the blessing
is: “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers
only…For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a
doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural
face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth
his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner
of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect
law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not
a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man
shall be blessed in his deed” (James 1:22-25).
I’m so glad that I belong to the Church of the living
God, the pillar and ground of the truth. Nothing takes
my focus off the Lord and His eternal Word, for in
Him lies my strength, peace, victory, and everlasting
success. I’m guided by God’s wisdom to walk in,
and fulfill His destiny for me today, in Jesus’ Name.
FURTHER S TUDY:
John 17:17; Isaiah 26:3 AMPC