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DCLM Daily Manna – Speak The Truth Always

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Topic: Speak The Truth Always [Wednesday April 25, 2018]

Text: Genesis 20:1-18 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah” (Genesis 20:2).

MESSAGE:

Words are mostly consequential. They determine the direction of our lives, they have far reaching effects on other people, and they are weighed seriously by the Almighty God. We cannot afford to speak carelessly or twist the truth to suit our interests. Jesus Christ warns, “that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”

This fact was lost on Abraham at this point in his life. The fear that he would be killed made him devised a plan he thought would protect him from the heathen nations. Abraham convinced Sarah to tell everyone that asked that she was his sister, and not wife. Usually, kings of heathen nations had their pick of any beautiful woman that caught their fancy; therefore, Abimelech took Sarah to his house with the intention of adding her to his harem. By divine intervention, he had no immoral relationship with Sarah before God warned him in a dream that she was the wife of Abraham. Frightened, Abimelech chastised Abraham for his deception, and promptly sent Sarah back to him along with gifts. Now sober, Abraham explained that Sarah was indeed his half-sister, but above all, his wife. But his half-truth would have put his wife in danger of being defiled, and personally lose God’s promise.

God will not accept any justification for lying. Outright lies or half-truths told with the intention to deceive are considered lies. You should not lose sight that your lies can jeopardise the spiritual and physical well-being of others. Above all, you must never forget God’s warning that, “all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone”. Therefore, whatever the pressure, tell the truth at all times.

Thought For The Day: Only the truthful shall abide in God’s holy Hill.

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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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