Colossians 3:9 KJV
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Lying has become so common and usual today. It’s now used in cracking joke’s, teasing people, making our conversations more attractive, defending ourselves or others, or used to come out of situations that are most times avoidable.
Lying has become so glued to the lives of many thats it’s become part of their daily speech. Many people lie today without even thinking about it. It’s become part of the norm to them.
However, the scriptures says something different. It says lying should be intentionally and consciously stopped and avoided by all those who have surrendered their lives to Jesus.
What makes putting a stop to lying so important?
Well, firstly the Bible commands it. Lying is not a character of God, and it must not be found in the lives of God’s children.
Secondly, there is no place in heaven for anyone who lies. The Bible says in Revelation 21:8 that all liars end up in the lake of fire.
Therefore, because we fear God and love Him and want to be like Him and with Him for all eternity, we must then consciously put off all lying from our lips.
Many are of the ideology that to stop lying is impossible. No. God will never ask you to do something He hasn’t given you the grace and power to do.
So check your life today. Do you still lie? What ever kind of lie it may be, if you find it in your life, repent today and ask the Lord Jesus to forgive you and ask Him to help you use His provided grace to stop all lies from today henceforth.
Mark 6:52 KJlV
For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
Jesus had just performed the miracle of multiplying five loaves of bread and two fish to feed thousands of people. Yet the Bible says, his disciples didn’t even pause to consider the awesomeness of this miracle.
How come? And do we do the same today?
It’s easy for us to say if that miracle happened to me today, I would definitely give it more consideration than the disciples of Jesus did, but the fact is that countless miracles happens to us everyday.
Everyday the Lord does different things for every individual on this earth. In most instances He send angels to help in situations we might not even know we need help in, and the Lord looks and checks to see if we noticed what He did, and if we will be grateful for it.
Most times our minds are so focused on what we want or need that we are completely insensitive to what the Lord does for us everyday, and the Lord is not happy when we don’t show gratitude to Him.
Lets pause today, and meditate on all the wonderful things that God has been doing for us. It could be a domestic accident that was avoided, it could be a car accident that was avoided, it could be a safe trip by air or road, it could be a long awaited admission or scholarship into a school, a new job, a promotion, an income raise, a successful wedding, a new baby, a speedy recovery, etc. It could be something little (to us) or something great. No matter what it is, lets not allow our immediate need prevent us from being grateful. Let’s learn to show gratitude to God for everything He has done, what He is doing, and for what He will do. This greatly pleases the Lord.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV