The Profession of Faith
God is truth
“The sum of your word is truth; and every one of your
righteous ordinances endures forever.”
“And now, O
you are God, and your words are true;”
this is why God’s
promises always come true.
God is Truth itself, whose words
cannot deceive. This is why one can abandon oneself in full trust
to the truth and faithfulness of his word in all things. The beginning
of sin and of man’s fall was due to a lie of the tempter who induced
doubt of God’s word, kindness, and faithfulness.
God’s truth is his wisdom, which commands the whole
created order and governs the world.
God, who alone made
heaven and earth, can alone impart true knowledge of every cre-
ated thing in relation to himself.
God is also truthful when he reveals himself—the teaching
that comes fromGod is “true instruction.”
When he sends his Son
into the world it will be “to bear witness to the truth”:
that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, to
know him who is true.”
God is love
In the course of its history, Israel was able to discover that
God had only one reason to reveal himself to them, a single motive
for choosing them from among all peoples as his special posses-
sion: his sheer gratuitous love.
And thanks to the prophets Israel
understood that it was again out of love that God never stopped
saving them and pardoning their unfaithfulness and sins.
God’s love for Israel is compared to a father’s love for his
son. His love for his people is stronger than a mother’s for her
children. God loves his people more than a bridegroom his be-
loved; his love will be victorious over even the worst infidelities
4:37; 7:8; 10:15.