God Knows the Truth

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

“It was when he came from Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said to him, ‘Why did you not go with me, Mephibosheth?’ So he answered, ‘O my lord, the king, my servant deceived me.’” 2 Samuel 19:25-26 NASB

Ziba, once King Saul’s faithful servant, had been asked by David to care for Saul’s grandson, Mephibosheth. But when David fled Jerusalem to escape Absalom’s revolt, Ziba told David that his master was “staying in Jerusalem for he said, ‘Today, the house of Israel will restore my father’s kingdom to me.’” David rewarded Ziba’s loyalty by giving him “all that belongs to Mephibosheth.”

But, after Absalom’s revolt had ended, Mephibosheth presented a different picture. He blamed his servant: “My servant Ziba betrayed me” and “slandered your servant to my lord the king.” He said that Ziba took advantage of the situation to win favor from David.

So, who was right? Who told the truth? Had Mephibosheth acted to reclaim the throne? Or had he been deceived by his servant? Who was the opportunist? Both men had the chance to tell their story, and, in the end, David decided to divide the land between them. He may not have known which of the two was right.

But, from the perspective of eternity, God knew what each man had done, and the truth about their motives and actions.

In our daily lives, we often witness disagreements, and differences of opinion. It can be difficult to discern the truth. We might be able to fool others and disguise our true motives, but we never can fool God. He knows the truth, about every person and every situation. Before Him, there are no excuses.

Today, humble yourself before God. Seek to be honest with Him, about your life, your attitudes, your habits, your relationships. And ask His help in pleasing Him. He knows your heart. And He knows the truth.

 

Prayer: Father, search my heart; cleanse me from impure motives. Show me if I am displeasing You in any way. Help me to please and serve You. Thank You for Your help. In Jesus’ name. Amen.