1. Revelation 21:5 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is added with the words “trustworthy and true”?

Revelation 21:5 (ESV)

5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

The glorious revelation of God about making all things new is not a passing dream or empty words; instead, God says his words are faithful, credible, reliable, an accurate reflection of reality, and are happening. We might say that with the command to write down his pledge to renew all things, God is staking his reputation on his doing what he said he would do.