MONDAY, 09th November 2020

TEXT: Prov.12:22; Gal 6:14

Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight (Prov.12:22)

“What is truth?” These were the words of Pontius Pilate to Jesus during His passion (John 18:38). defined truth as “the true or actual state of a matter; conformity with fact or reality; and a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like”.

We are currently in a very uncertain world where everyone defines truth to suit one’s personal and selfish motives. The world is ‘reforming’ moral standards to fit human philosophy, and forsaking biblical truth and faithfulness. People lie over everything and to everyone without batting an eyelid. Today, we see from Proverbs 12:22 that lying lips are abomination to the Lord. Whoever is a liar has the devil as a father! (John 8:44). Most believers today have cultivated the habit of lying. They make so much noise in prayers but there is no truth in them and as a result, they make themselves captive of sins, diseases, addictions, injustice, abuse, and victimization. Nevertheless, there is a hope of escape.

The Bible identifies truth not simply as the absence of lies but as a word consistent with the very nature of God. God is the Lord God of truth and cannot lie (Psalm 31:5; Numbers 23:19). Truth is that which is consistent and unchanging with time. Biblical truth is synonymous with the dependable, unchanging character of God, fully manifested in Jesus Christ and living in true believers through the Holy Spirit of truth. Jesus not only spoke true words—He was, and is, the ultimate embodiment of truth. You can trust everything He says; He never lies; He always keeps His Word; He is faithful to all His promises. As a representative of Jesus on earth, are you truthful? Can one trust everything you say? Do you keep your word, even to your own hurt?

Brethren, we must let the light of truth shine out for the world to see and know the difference! Truth is powerful. In Ephesians 6:14, one of our armours is truth. In truth, we triumph and disarm the enemy as victors and not victims. In addition, Jesus says in John 17:17 that His word, which is truth, sanctifies. As we delve deep into the word of God each day, may it sanctifies our worldly view of truth; makes us fully girded in the Truth to stand against the wiles of the devil in these evil days and point men to Jesus who is the way, the truth, and the life.

• Does your words conform to the Word of God that you confess? Can one count on you to be truthful at all times?

• You cannot cast the devil out when you are his child. He is the father of lies and all liars are his children. Are you one of them?

• Father, I am truly sorry for all my lies. ‘You’ are my Father and I belong to You. Help me to internalize the virtue of truthfulness and speak the truth at all times.

• Spirit of truth, I know You dwell in me. Please correct, reprove and direct me into all truth in Jesus name, amen.

Remember O Most Gracious Virgin Mary. That never was it known, that anyone who fled to Thy protection, implored Thy help or sought Thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto Thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother, to Thee I come, before Thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petition but in Thy clemency, hear and answer me, Amen.

Further Readings:
John 8:44; Numbers 23:19; Ephesians 6:14; John 17:17; John 14:6, 17

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