God will save those who obey the truth

The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works. The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them,” (Psalm 145:17-19 ESV).

God is always just, true, and righteous. He doesn’t act through preference of one over another. He always does what is right. He is always true. Those who would accuse God of acting prejudicially or presumptuously do not understand he is incapable of either.

The writer of The Pulpit Commentary wrote, “Mercy and truth meet in God. He is at once perfectly just and absolutely tender and compassionate.” But if we expect him to hear our cries, we must not deny the truth of his word. We must be willing to obey him.

Postmodernism has nothing but disdain for the objective standard of God’s word. That philosophy holds there is no objective truth or objective morals. The Lord God disagrees. The inspired Psalmist wrote, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” If there is a God (and there is), then there must be objective truth.

To those who are willing to obey God’s word, the Almighty is near and willing to save them. Jesus said, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth,” (John 17:17 ESV). God is willing to save people from their sins, but only if they obey the truth.


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