12 Weeks of Prayer: Week 1 Day 3
Lying Breeds Deception
By Justin N. Citro
Vice President of Thread of Hope, Inc.
Lying is a another tool in the devil's toolbox to trap the Christian into deception and false judgement. Even in today's modern Church lying is alive and well because of poor and misinterpreted preaching and those who pervert the Word of the Lord. The question that should be asked here is "Why do people lie?" This question has been asked before, and many an answer has been spoken. However, let's dive into how lying breeds deception. The Bible says in the book of Proverbs 12:19 (KJV), "The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment." Here this verse weighs the difference between falseness and truth. For those who constantly speaks truth, they are rooted forever, but for those who lie, they only last for a moment for the Lord does not appreciate liars. Lying and deception go hand in hand, for if you lie to a brother or sister, what are you doing? You are leading that brother or sister astray, and that is not pleasing in the sight of the Lord Almighty. My Brothers and Sisters, one of the ten commandments is "Thou shall not lie." In these last days it is of great importance that we watch what we say so we do not bear false witness. The hope I leave with you is this: pray and seek God for wisdom and strength not to lie for the devil tries to seduce the people of God to say the things that the devil wants to say. Rebuke that spirit in the name of Jesus. Dear Lord: I thank You that You have given me a sound mind, and I come to You now in repentance if I have lied, and I ask to be forgiven from those sins. Lord, I rebuke the plans of the devil in the name of Jesus Christ. Thank You, Lord, for Your forgiveness. In Jesus' name Amen!
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