Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Refrain From Telling Lies | Institute of Love

Peter swore to bystanders, who confronted him with the fact that he was one of Jesus' disciples, saying, “A curse on me if I’m lying—I don’t know this man you’re talking about!” (See Mark 14:66-72) But Peter was lying, even though he promised Jesus he would never deny him. Like Peter, many Christians are accustomed to lying and exaggerating. As a born-again believer, you are supposed to let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. You should put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy and stop telling lies. You should tell your neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. (See Ephesians 4:23-25) You cannot say, “I love God,” but hate a Christian brother or sister, because you would be liar. (See 1. John 4:20) The lifestyle of lying belongs to your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds (See Colossians 3:9) that is inspired by the Devil, who does nothing but tell lies, which is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. (See John 8:44) The Bible says that “a false witness will not go unpunished, nor will a liar escape.” Proverbs 19:5 NLT “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur.” Revelation 21:8 NLT But there is a tremendous blessing for those who refrain from telling lies, “for the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.” 1. Peter 3:10 NLT

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