Truth Be Known
DECEMBER 15, 2021
KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
When I was a little boy my mother would tell me, “don’t tell lies, because you will have to tell another lie to cover the first lie, and then yet another to cover that one. You will end up telling so many lies, you will not remember the original lie you told. Then, when you get caught in your lies, no one will believe you nor like you.”
Those might not have been her exact words, but they are close enough. She could have just as easily quoted the commandments written in Exodus twenty, which says we are not supposed to lie. However, my mom knew there was more than just one reason written in the pages of God’s Word for telling the truth. In fact, she knew God’s Word is the truth.
She was simply taking Proverbs 15:14-15 and putting it into her own words. “The mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness,” and, “all the days of the afflicted are evil.” A lie told will have to be covered with more lies. A lie is an untrue story, the imagination of a sinful heart. It is the opposite of the truth and becomes foolishness. Every day that follows the lie becomes another twenty-four hours of trying to remember the lie, and living, or exaggerating its folly.
By exact contrast, the heart of them who understands that God is all about the truth, will seek the wisdom, and knowledge only God can give. Then, a clear conscience, not trying to remember lies, will bring about days of joy and contentment. It will be a continual feast of enjoying the Word of God and living by its principles. The truth really does set you free.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
Seek the truth. Tell the truth. Live the truth. Obey the truth. And let the Truth of God, His Son, dwell in you.
GOD TALKING TO ME: DECEMBER 15, 2021
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ezra 9, 10 / Psalm 133, 134 / Proverbs 15 / 2, 3 John
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Amos 1-3 / Revelation 2
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