God has consigned all liars to the lake of fire; He has excluded from the New Jerusalem everything that maketh a lie.
God hates everything that is not true, and true right through and through like Himself. He must have truth in the inward parts.
The interference of Satan with God's creation - man - resulted in man becoming something false where God is concerned: he is a misrepresentation of God's mind; and he is a deceived creature.
"The god of this age", says Paul, "hath blinded the mind of the unbelieving". Man is a deceived, blinded creature; but God desires "truth in the inward parts".
Now, you see how large a matter this is, and one is hard-pressed to know what to say, and what not to say about it.
But let us dwell for a moment upon this clause "the inward parts" - the inward parts.
You will detect in this Psalm that that is running right through. Here it is: "create in me a clean heart"; "renew a right spirit within me"; "a broken spirit and a contrite heart Thou wilt not despise".
You see, it is all this innermost realm of things that has now arisen as the real need.
No more deception, no more falsehood, no more mockery, no more make-believe.
No more going on as though it is all right when it is not all right.
No more using external means to cover over inward unreality.
No more going to meetings, and saying prayers, and joining in the whole system, when the inward parts are not right before God.
Seeing then that we are what we are by nature now, this represents a re-constituting of us. Anything that does not minister to that is false in itself.
~T. Austin Sparks~