We lift up all those who have rejected the truth of Your Word and are seeking after the humanistic ways of the world. Lord we know that Satan is the father of lies and his great desire is to lead many away from the path of truth in Christ Jesus – but we ask Lord that You would thwart His malicious plans, and use the satanic agenda and the humanistic lies that are hurting so many people to be the very instrument that will cause MANY to question the values that they have held dear, and to turn them from their worldly ways and seek the Lord Jesus while He may be found– for He is the One and Only Truth and He is the Way and the Life and the Light – and He is the only Hope for mankind.
Your Word is truth – may the truth of Your Word ring in the ears of all who are perishing and bring many perishing people to salvation in Jesus name we pray,
Just A Thought...
You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
Exodus 20:16, NIV
HAVE YOU EVER noticed the headlines of some of the newspapers in the racks beside the grocery store checkout lines?
“Alien spaceship found in New Mexico!” (It was a four-seat plane from Mexico.)
“Baby born with treasure map on its back!” (It was a birthmark.)
“I gave birth to Elvis’s two-headed alien love child!” (Yeah, right.)
“Vince Foster’s ghost haunts White House!” (The floor in the west wing creaks.)
Do people really believe this stuff? They certainly buy it. Supermarket tabloids sell millions of newspapers every week, so somebody out there must be reading it, liking it, and maybe even believing it.
Of course, those newspapers aren’t the only ones to “embellish” the truth or even to stretch it to its breaking point. You and I do it all the time. We may not claim to have seen Elvis at the local Wal-Mart, but we do stretch the truth sometimes. After all, what’s the harm of a “little white lie”?
A lot. God has another word for “stretching the truth” or “embellishing the truth.” He calls it lying. He says, “Do not testify falsely against your neighbor” (Exodus 20:16), and “Do not lie” (Leviticus 19:11). But lying, whether it’s a little white lie or a big fat one, is wrong not just because God says it is. The ninth commandment reveals God as a God who values truth because he himself is true.
Another reason God tells us to avoid lying and to speak the truth is that lying is destructive. Ananias and Sapphira found that out in one deadly lesson! Lying separates us from God. It erodes our character and destroys our reputation. It makes us less like God.
God wants to save us from all that by showing us, through his commandments, what he is like. When we reflect his nature, we also make things a lot easier on ourselves.
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