Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions. Psalm 119:29 NLT
I was telling myself a big one, and the trouble was I believed it. My lie began about the time I turned 14. It went something like this: “You don’t need school.” If I didn’t need school, I didn’t need to study either. So I did very little of it.
After I started driving, another lie popped up. If I didn’t need school or need to study, what was the purpose in going? Every opportunity I got, I ditched class. By the time I reached the twelfth grade, the lie had grown. School wasn’t important, studying wasn’t essential, attending was optional. Why go at all? So I quit. I found a full time job at a grocery store but had to lie about being out of school to get it. After several months, they cut my position. I finally decided to tell myself the truth: I needed an education.
Knowing God’s Word is a privilege. One which keeps me from lying to myself. When I know God’s Word, I won’t lie by telling myself I’m okay and don’t need God. Rather I’ll believe the verse that reads, For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23.
Neither will I lie by telling myself I’ll live forever. I might as well live it up without worrying about whom I’m hurting. For the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) squashes that lie.
If I lie to myself by believing there’s no God I’m accountable to, I read The fool has said in his heart there is no God Psalm 14:1.
And if I imagine I can get to heaven by any route I choose, I find, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except by me (Jesus) John 14:6.
Lies are always harmful, but the ones affecting my present happiness and eternal destiny are more so. Others may lie to and about me. I may lie to myself. But God will never lie. His Word contains unchanging truth that doesn’t vary by time period or culture.
Feed on the truth from God’s Word.
Prayer: Father, thank You that we can always depend on You to tell us the truth about sin and about ourselves.
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