Have you seen the movie Catch Me If You Can? The main character is based on a real person who once made a profession of being a skilled liar, basically by stealing identities and forging checks. He now assists the government in fraud protection. The movie itself is a look into how lies can be taken to an extreme, and how someone can feel trapped in a lifestyle of lies.
It is crazy how lying can become second nature for us, even in subtle ways. In contrast, God is full of truth and goodness. As His disciples and family, He wants us to reflect that part of Him, His truthfulness.
Some major truths God has given us include:
- His Word (John 8:31-32, John 17:17)
- His promises, especially in sending Jesus, the Messiah, to be the Good Shepherd and to pay the price for our sins on the cross (John 10:7-18).
- The Holy Spirit to work in us and through us, to help us live a life of truth today (see John 14:16; the Spirit is also called the Spirit of truth in John 15:26, John 16:13, 1 John 4:6, and 1 John 5:6).
Truth has this great, freeing value, and living a life of truth can testify to others more of who God is. It seems so simple, to speak truth, but we need God's power and His help. Let's pray for help to continually be a people of truth.
Lord, thank You for Your truthfulness. We ask that You remove any desire in us to lie. Help us show others Your truth. Amen.
Above study based on the workbook HeartCall: Women Sharing God's Heart (Jaye Martin, 1999).
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