Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
People do not like people in whom they cannot trust. As my dad use to say, “Be a man of your word, if you make a promise, you better keep it.” You just cannot trust a person who is not faithful to their own word.
I am sure you have found this true in your own life. When things are going great and there seem to be no problems around, everyone appears about the same. You can listen to advice from everyone and weigh out what you want to use.
However, let storm clouds of life rise and trouble come your way. Then where do you turn? Who is it you go to for good advice? Is it the person who has been telling the whopper tales? Do you confined in the one who says they will be there and then never shows up? Even worse, they do not seem to care. Do you seek counsel from the one person who lies continually? Is this where you turn to for advice? The obvious answer is NO! Why not? It is because you have learned by experience, you can never trust that person with anything.
Well, here is a thought to remember, people look at and judge us in the same way. In addition, if we are a Christian, they look at us as a representative of our God. We are standing as a testimony for a God who cannot lie and is always faithful? Is this what they see when they look at and listen to us?
Make your words, your attitude, and your life count for Jesus. Be faithful to Him and to your word. He has always been faithful to you and His word.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Samuel 10, 11 / Psalm 119: 17-32 / Proverbs 25 / Colossians 1, 2
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Kings 11-12 / John 6:34-71
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