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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Truth

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If I detain the reader at this word, it is not simply to explain what is not plain as to require no comment, as the word is in itself, but it is to remind the reader how sweetly and graciously the Lord Jesus hath applied it to himself, and determined that this is one of his precious names, which, for fragrancy, is as ointment poured forth, (See John 14:6) And this is what the Holy Ghost by the wise man meant, when he recommended the church "to buy the truth, and sell it not." (Proverbs 23:23)

Who can contemplate the Lord Jesus Christ under this most blessed character, without joining the apostle in his expressive account of Jesus—"This is the true God and eternal life." (1 John 5:20) For surely Jesus is the whole sum and substance of all the truths of God; in his divine nature the true God, and eternal life; in his human nature the true man, whom it behoved to be made like unto his brethren in all things; and in the union of both, the true glory-man, and only Mediator between God and man, the man, Christ Jesus, Hail, blessed Lord! I would say, thou art indeed "the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father but by thee: all that the Father giveth thee shall come to thee: and none that cometh unto thee, wilt thou in any wise cast out." (John 6:37) See Testimony.


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Truth'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/t/truth.html. London. 1828.

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