Somebody Loves You - April 27

WEDNESDAY 27 April, 2016

Let Truth Be Known

…And the woman answered and said, “As you live, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken. For your servant Joab commanded me, and he put all these words in the mouth of your maidservant. - 2 Samuel 14:19

At last the woman confessedto the king; Joab was the one who placed the dishonest words into her mouth. Imagine the truth was finally out.  She was soon to be released from the mission Joab had sent her on. She had used such a tangled web of lies to bring about David’s manipulation.

In Exodus 20:16 God commanded the people through Moses: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Then again, in Leviticus 19:11 God made it clear that we should not lie to one another.

Truth is a part of God’s holy character, as Christians we need to be conformed to our heavenly Father’s image (Romans 12:1-2). Believers in Christ should always speak the truth. Ephesians 4:25 instructs us: Therefore, putting away lying, Leteach oneof you speak truth with his neighbor,”for we are members of one another.

The Devil is the father of lies (John 8:44). Through his deception Eve was caught in a web of his lies and fell into sin. She caused Adam to sin and the entire human race is now born into sin (Genesis 3). Do you see how destructive a simple lie can become? Christ came and declared himself to be truth (John 14:6).  Through His death on the cross He has set us free from our sin and Satan’s lies (John 8:36).

Ask yourself, is the Devil or God my father? Examine what comes out of your mouth daily, this will reveal who your real father is?

Truth must be spoken, however it be taken.
~John Trapp~

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