Bible Insight For The Week

Matthew 22:11-13 KJV
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: [12] And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. [13] Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The wedding garment referred to in verse 12 is the garment of salvation. It’s a requirement to gain entrance into the Kingdom of God.

Just as the man was speechless when asked about his garment, similarly, those found without the garment of salvation on the last day, will have no excuse for not having one.

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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.