Tuesday, February 12, 2019,
Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo,
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc, D.D,
LYING ISN’T FOR YOU!
(Keep Your Mouth Free Of Lies)
📖TO THE BIBLE Ephesians 4:25 TLB
“Stop lying to each other; tell the truth, for we are parts of each other and when we lie to each other we are hurting ourselves.”
Some people tell lies for different reasons: some do it out of fear of punishment, others out of plain deception. No matter the excuse or the pressure you may face, refuse to tell lies. Train yourself to tell the
truth at all times. Truthfulness is one quality that God desires to see in His children.
Before you were born again, you didn’t have the ability to stop telling lies. This was so because the old nature of sin was in control. However, now that you’re born again, it’s possible to tell yourself, “I will tell the truth” and go ahead and do it. Perhaps you’re reading
this today and you’ve had a habit of telling lies. You don’t need to cry or even ask God to take it away from you. You have the ability to do away with it because you’re born again (Ephesians 4:29).
Furthermore, the Bible says, “If you want a happy, good life, keep control of your tongue, and guard your lips from telling lies” (1 Peter 3:10 TLB). Begin to live by this instruction today, and watch yourself make unprecedented progress in life.
12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile
19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
I put away lying from my tongue, in the Name of Jesus. No matter the pressure that I face, I’ll speak the truth, for the life of God dominates and controls my tongue. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 27:45-66, Leviticus 1-3
Acts 17:10-21, Psalm 14-16
Study and meditate on Proverbs 6:16-19, and you’ll see how seriously God views lying.