Proverbs 10:27-29 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
“Liar, Liar, pants on fire, nose as long as a telephone wire.” Back when I was in kindergarten, saying that phrase to another kid was really letting them have it. You might as well cussed at them as to say something like that. Kids would sometimes go running to the teacher crying, “They called me a liarrrrrrrrrr.”
We hated to be called liars back then. In fact, to this very day I hate to be called a liar. If you really want to get my blood boiling quick, just tell me I’m lying to you when I know I’m not. Now I know, preachers are not supposed to get angry, but nobody likes to be called a liar, including preachers.
The difference between now, and back then, is now when you call me a liar, I’ll ask you to prove it. When you can’t, I know you’re just a troublemaker, and walk off content. In grade school, if you called me a liar, I would bloody your nose, and walk off content. I think God is much happier with the way I deal with it today.
However, what if you got to the end of your life, and found you had been lying to yourself? Nothing that you believed was true, was true. Things you thought would happen did not. That’s how a lost person will feel one second after they die, if not just before they die. All their life they thought, “I’ll get in heaven somehow.” Or; “I’ll get saved someday.” The best lie Satan lets people tell themselves is; “I have plenty of time.”
Whom do you beat up when you find out you’re the liar, and also the one who was lied too?
“The hope of the righteous shall be gladness.” We will someday, and can even now, rejoice in the fact that our resurrected Saviour, has prepared a place for us. It should strengthen our walk today as we live victoriously in Him.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
1 Kings 18 – 20 / Proverbs 10:27-29
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1 Samuel 12-13 / Luke 18:31-43
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