They Sometimes Will Lie!
DECEMBER 02, 2021
KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Psalm 120:2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
Life is hard enough on its own without someone adding to our troubles. We have the day-to-day task of living in a world filled with sin and trying to stay pure for the Lord. It appears almost impossible at times with everything around us. On top of that, we get someone who tells stories about us or slanders our character with comments that are not true. It seems at times almost too much to bear. This sounds like what the Psalmist is saying in our verse today. Oh Lord, deliver me from those who lie and tell deceitful untrue stories about me. Nevertheless, how can you protect yourself from it? Some people are just going to talk. Well, here are a couple of suggestions.
• First, do as the Psalmist does here and pray for protection from these types of people. Ask God to protect your character from these types of attacks.
• Second, have a character that is above reproach. Live your life daily so if someone might say something, no one would believe him or her. Their accusations just make them look silly.
• Finally, pray for them. Do not just pray for God to keep them from you. Pray He might also change their heart. They could be your next best friend.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
Malicious gossip does not help anyone. No one ever looks bigger by ridiculing or making someone else look smaller. It only breaks up relationships, and the Bible says God hates it. Remember the Bible does not say God hates the person, just the sin. If we do our part to live a godly life, lovingly pray for those who might tell tales, and turn it all over to the Lord, He will see us through.
GOD TALKING TO ME: DECEMBER 01, 2021
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ezekiel 40 / Psalm 120 / Proverbs 2 / Hebrews 12, 13
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Ezekiel 46-48 / 2 Peter 1
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