My husband likes to watch the sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory”. When he is watching it, I make him wear wireless headphones so that I don’t have to listen to it, because while there is SOME clever dialogue, I think that most of it is made up of adolescent potty humour.
Recently, before I could get my hubby to don his “head – wear necessary for the preservation of marital harmony”, I heard one of the characters, Sheldon Cooper, make the following statement, “Everything I say is true”. I assume that because of his logical nature, Sheldon believes that he incapable of saying something that isn’t true. This is an interesting statement made by a character who is a theoretical physicist.
I found the following definition for the term “theory”:
“A scientific theory summarizes a hypothesis or group of hypotheses that have been supported with repeated testing. A theory is valid as long as there is no evidence to dispute it. Therefore, theories can be disproven.”
And a definition for the term “hypothesis”:
“A hypothesis is an educated guess, based on observation. Usually, a hypothesis can be supported or refuted through experimentation or more observation. A hypothesis can be disproven, but not proven to be true.”
Don’t you find it interesting that both a hypothesis and a theory can be disproven? In other words, not true! Therefore, it is quite possible that some statements that the character, Sheldon Cooper, makes may, in fact, be untrue.
I am sure that all of us have had someone tell us an “un”truth at some point in our lives. This is especially hurtful when it comes from someone in whom we have placed our love and trust. When we have been hurt in this way, it makes it very difficult to believe and trust in others. My wonderful husband is the most honourable man I have ever met, yet even after three years of marriage, I am still wearing a cloak of insecurity and guardedness that was fashioned during the 26 years of my first marriage to a man who was evasive, deceptive, and in the end, dishonest.
So, where do we turn to when the very people we should be able to count on and trust in deceive us and hurt us? Is there anyone out there who is completely truthful? Is there anyone in whom we can have complete trust, confidence and assurance? The answer is yes and absolutely! We can absolutely believe, trust, have faith, have confidence and be assured that God, our Heavenly Father, is always and forever true!
God describes himself as being full of truth:
Exo 34:6 And Jehovah passed by before him and proclaimed, Jehovah! Jehovah God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
Num 23:19 God is not a man that He should lie, neither the son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
2Co 1:18 But as God is true,
1Jn 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and He (Jesus)has given us an understanding so that we may know Him (God)who is true.
Not only is God true, but because of His righteous nature, God is completely incapable of lying!
Tit 1:2 on hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the eternal times,
Heb 6:18 so that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us,
Jesus represented God here on earth and Jesus also exemplified the “true” nature and character of God:
Joh 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us. And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth.
Eph 4:21 if indeed you have heard Him and were taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus.
Mar 12:14 And coming, they said to Him, Teacher, we know that you are true and you care about no one. For you do not look to the face of men, but teach the way of God in truth.
People may lie to you, disappoint you and hurt you, but our Heavenly Father, God, Abba, and His son, Jesus, will never lie. You can have complete confidence and trust in them. Whatever God has promised to do in His Word, he WILL do it!
Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Isa 55:10 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from the heavens, and does not return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring out and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
Isa 55:11 so shall My Word be, which goes out of My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall certainly do what I sent it to do.
2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him (Jesus) are yes, and in Him(Jesus) Amen, to the glory of God by us.