In Acts 1:8 Jesus says, “You will be my witnesses—in Jerusalem, in all of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world.” We are God’s witnesses. And we are to speak truthfully. God loves the truth and God hates deceit. But Jeremiah 17:9 tells us that “the heart is deceitful above all things.” How do we explain our dishonesty?
Well, for one thing, we don’t like the truth because the truth isn’t always fun. The wages of deceit is death. Not death of the body, perhaps, but death of a marriage, a conscience, a career, or faith. But perhaps the most tragic death that occurs from deceit is our witness. Examine your heart. Do you tell the truth…always? If not, start today. Be just like Jesus. Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
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