To Lie Or Not To Lie… For Us…It’s Not Even A Question!

Posted: November 7, 2013 in Articles, Religion
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Matthew 12 33-37: 33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 36 I tell you, son the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

We as brothers and sisters in Christ sometimes confuse holding someone accountable for their words, actions, or deeds as some sort of “unforgiveness” towards them and in some cases this could be true so we must ensure that in correcting that we pray and check our hearts before Christ so that we can forgive others (in love) as Christ has forgiven us.

Christ Himself called out the Pharisees, Sadducees, religious scribes, and scholars for their hypocritical, dishonest, and deceiving ways and if I read the Holy texts correctly…”the same spirit that dwells in Christ Jesus dwells in us” so why in the world should we as believers in Him not do the same when we are witness to it?

It matter not if it is a man or a woman, if you are black or white, red or yellow, brown or tan, republican or democrat, Baptist or Catholic, Protestant or Jewish, rich or poor, gay or straight, fat or skinny, or anything in between, behind or in front we as brothers and sisters in the faith SHOULD hold people to account for their words, actions, or deeds and do so in remembrance that we should “hate the sin and not the sinner” as we correct in love.

I expect brothers and sister in the faith to correct me, to challenge me when I am in err with God’s word and to be quite honest I don’t always like it but my love of God, His word, and His Holy Spirit eventually teaches me that when I turn my “wrong” over to God He then takes it and summarily makes me “strong” because of it.

So in pure, unadulterated truth if we as brothers and sisters allow ANYONE to walk in untruthfulness without correcting them we are allowing them to stay in a state of weakness that God has obviously placed us in their lives to help them walk out of.

Be bold today and take a stand for the truth no matter the person, persons, group, or whatever entity challenges you on or with it today.

God is wanting to use us to show the world that He has endowed us with the power of truth in Christ Jesus and it is up to us…His people to allow ourselves to be led unapologetically by His Holy Spirit to be honest and truthful in all that we do even if it costs us a great price.

This is sometimes hard but no price that we as children of the Most High God will ever be high enough to compare with the cost that Christ paid for us on the cross so that we could also sacrifice our pride, our ego, our “stuff, and even suffer a little embarrassment when we turn back to the truth when we have lied, correct someone that we love that is lying, or challenge our society with the fact that we must be accountable for our lies.

Let’s pray,

Father, in Jesus Name we come before you today to break the stranglehold that the enemy has woven into the fabric of our lives of lying and accepting or even condoning lying. We pray that you shine your light upon our hearts and show us when and where lies are being told and how to lovingly correct those that are telling or proliferating them. We pray that you once again become the center of all that we are and all that we do and that your Holy Spirit reign supreme in our lives so that we may be aware of what we do on a daily basis so that we can in all things bring honor and glory to your precious name.

We love you sweet Jesus, we honor you, we worship you, and we praise you today on this great day that you have made.

In Jesus name we pray,

Amen!

Written by the hand of your eternal servant,

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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