Fortifying Your Foundation…El Emet, The Great Truth (2)

Selected Passages                                                     Pastor Todd Harker

March 10, 2019

Scripture Emphasis:

Ps 31:5 “Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth.”

People have trusted crooked politicians, quack doctors, religious frauds and fake friends.  They have been taken by free vacations, land bargains and amazing home improvement deals. The list of what people have fallen for is almost endless. It is hard to know what is genuinely true and what is “to good to be true”.  Today we meet El Emet.  He is not fake news.  El Emet means the God who is truth.  It does not mean He SPEAKS the truth or that He HAS truth, but that God IS TRUTH!!!

  1. The Truth can be REJECTED – Gen. 2 and 3
  • God had given them EVERYTHING
  • Satan convinced them they needed SOMETHING
  • They EXCHANGED God’s truth for Satan’s lies
  • Trusting in God’s truth keeps us from Satan’s SCHEMES


  1. The Truth can be ________________ – Psalm 31
  • David showed _______________ – v.9, 10
  • David showed _______________ – v.1-8
  • David showed ______________ v.4; 9-18
    • They had set a ________ for him – v.4
    • They had tried to ______________ him – v.13
    • They had tried to ______________ him – v.15
    • They had _________ about him – v.18
  • David showed ______________ – v.19-23
  • Trusting God’s truth _____________ us from man’s evil plans
    • The truth is man will _________ us
    • The truth is God will _________ us
  • Trusting God’s truth _____________ Christ in us – 1 Pt. 2:18-25