We are chosen by God
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
We are Called:
I Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Jesus heals the broken hearted
Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
Jesus was exalted
Philippians 1: 9-11Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Our teacher at Bible Study was discussing the commandment “Not to Bear False Witness
This includes testifying in court but do NOT lie period.
The punishment for lying in the Old Testament was death.
At times we are more concerned with compassion and kindness than to tell the truth.
A society that has contempt for TRUTH cannot survive.
Some are deceived into believing a lie and do horrible things acting in evil ways. Example the treatment of the Jews by Hitler. The mass believed a lie that evil is good for the better cause.
On the media there are exaggerations to frighten the public to get medical examinations and take medicine. Warnings with no cause – just to line their pockets with our money.
For the benefit of the Drug Industry scare tactics are more important than truth.
Check out what you hear – do a search and use caution. Test everything you hear on the media or internet. Include what you hear at school, in speeches, and from the Doctor.
Lying steals your honor and defiles your character. Damage done by lies is difficult to undo.
Jesus was humble and honored by the Father. Jesus said “I am the Truth.
Joshua told the children of
God offers you Life or Death - - Choose Life. Israel
Daniel was exalted because he chose not to eat and drink the heathen diet; and an excellent Spirit was found in him.
He was true to His God and would not bow to the Kings image. The King had been fooled and made a law that caused Daniel to be thrown into the lions den – but God delivered him by sending an angel to shut the lions mouths. However the wicked men who lied to the king were punished by being cast into the lions den. On this occasion the hungry lions mouths were not shut by an angel.
Keep truth on your lips and let your ears quick to discern between a lie and the truth.