Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will perish. Proverbs 19:9 (NET).
THOUGHT OF THE DAY : If habitual liars consider the consequences of such lifestyle, lying will appear disgusting to them.
LISTEN : “A false witness will not go unpunished, and liars will perish.” What a shocking statement! Liars may enjoy lying, but God frowns at it. We feel happy when we lied to others, but feel hurt when we are lied to. What then is lie? Lie is the opposite of truth; it is to say or write something that is not true in order to deceive someone: it presents things the way they are not and therefore have consequences. Sadly, lots of people build their lives on falsehood. They would not say a thing without a lie. They are so addicted to lying that it has become a way of life. Some make a living by it. But God’s word is clear on this. The Bible says, “A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will perish.” (Proverbs 19:9). My dear, God hates lie and will surely punish it. Why? Because in a lie, truth is buried. Lies prevent people from knowing the truth. Lie deceives and leads to error. Lies hurt people and often ruins their lives. A false witness is a liar. He or she makes people to believe his or her evidence is true. A false witness lies against the innocent. But God will fight for the innocent. By falsehood, people defraud, blackmail, frustrate, deceive and steal from others. And the Bible says that, they will not go unpunished; they will perish if they refuse to repent. That is the bitter portion of a habitual Liar. If habitual liars consider the consequences of such lifestyle, lying will appear disgusting to them. However, God is patiently waiting for anyone who would repent from such evil lifestyles and return to Him. So, repent and return to God today and be saved. Be wise!
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WITH THIS MESSAGE?
1. Do not deceive others in a matter you should say the truth; rather be a witness of truth.
2. Always remind yourself that, a false witness will not go unpunished, and liars will perish.
3. If you are guilty of this message, turn to God for forgiveness; if you are not, maintain your uprightness.
4. Always say no to crime and yes to Christ Jesus.
Prayer : Almighty God! I thank You for You are God. Help me to stay away from crime and awake to righteousness, amen.
Reflection : When you fix your eyes on Christ, He will take your eyes away from crime and iniquities.
Quote : “God frowns at falsehood and vowed to punish unrepentant and habitual liars.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus ‘ name, I confess that Christ is the cure for crimes and iniquities. Therefore, I will walk with Him always, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Joseph of Arimathaea was also a follower of Jesus Christ? (John 19:38).
Today In History : July 21, 1941 France accepts Japan’s demand for military control of Indochina.
Stunning Fact : Did you know you take over 23,000 breaths everyday?
A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May God keep your heart fixed on Him. May you resist falsehood and embrace Christ instead, in Jesus’ name, amen
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
TOPIC : REFLECT ON GOD’S GOODNESS
Bible Verse : Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his Holy name. Bless the Lord oh my soul and forget not all His benefit… and tender mercies Psalms 103:1-4
LISTEN: Beloved, sit and reflect on God’s blessings to you. God is worthy to be praised now and always. He deserves our heartfelt praise. So, have you praised Him for His goodness today? My dear, by your actions, you are either giving praise to God or complaining about Him. If we cannot forget what God has done for us we can bless and praise Him heartily. The beauty of life is in acknowledging God for His goodness. The meaning of life cannot be discovered until we think on what God has done and glorify Him for it. Thinking about the wonderful works of God in the universe will open our eyes to the true meaning of life; and such knowledge will provoke a heart of praise to God. My dear, no matter the pain, affliction, sorrow, misfortune you may be going through in this life, there is still enough reasons to be grateful to God for His goodness. Let us bless and praise the name of the LORD because through Him we have protection, deliverance, provisions, healing, forgiveness, salvation, comfort in trials, wisdom, understanding, peace, etc. Henceforth, let us praise Him with affection and gratitude for He is good. (Psalms 92:1). Be wise!
Prayer : Dear LORD! Help me to not forget your goodness towards me, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.