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God always speaks truth!
When He makes a covernant, He keep it!
When He makes a statement, He means it!
Ane when He proclaims the truth, we can believe it!
What He says is true. Even "if we are not faithful,
[God] will still be faithful, because He cannot be false
to Himself." (2 Tim. 2:13)
The Lord hates those who tell lies but in pleased with
those who kept their promises. (Prov. 12:22)
The Lord hates....a lying tongue. (Prov. 6:16-17)
[God] destroys liars...[and] hates those who kill
and trick others. (ps. 5:6)
According to Hebrews 6:18, it is imposstble for God
to lie. He cannot lie. For God to lie is for a dog to fly
and a bird to bark. It simply cannot happen!!!
There are times when the truth is difficult...
In what circumstances are you most tempted to lie?
What do you do when you fall short?
How do you measure up to God's standard in this area?
I find that most times when we are tempted to lie, it is to aviod hurting others or to please others. But we must remember who is more important and that our lives, actions and thoughts is to please God. Also living with the consciousness of his spirit with us and in us, keeps us in check. Sometimes it is better not to say anything at all than to lie, except in times when your silence might be misleading.
God bless you Ndot. It's a blessing for your reply with a lovely comment.
Yes, as our view point are so different from God's. Jeremiah, the prophet,
he announced: "The heart is deceitful above all things." (Jer.17:9)
According to Jesus, the devil is "the father of lies." (John 8:44)
God longs for us to be like Jesus. His plan is to shape us along the lines
of HIS SON. (Rom 8:28) For the Christian, deception or lie is never an option.
God views us kneeling before the devil, worship and take part in.
Remember, there is nothing as powerful as the TRUTH!
God will lead you to the way out no matter how hard of your circumstances.
We have to learn not only like the truth, but also TRUST THE TRUTH!
For one thing we don't like the truth. Here a story, most of you can sympathize
with this man who received a call from his wife just as she was about to fly
home from Europe.
"How's my cat?" she asked
"Oh, honey, don't be so honest. Why didn't you break the news to me slowly?
You're ruined my trip."
"What do you mean?"
"You could have told me he was on the roof. And when I called you from Paris,
you could have told me he was acting sluggish. Then when I called from London,
you could have said he was sick, and when I called you from New York, you could
have said he was at the vet. Then, when I arrived home, you could have said
he was dead."
The husband had never been exposed to such word but was willing to learn
"OK," he said, "I will do better next time."
"By the way," she asked, "how's Mom?"
There was a long silence, then he replied,
"Uh, she's on the roof."