Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
I hate and abhor falsehood
but I love your law.
(Proverbs 119:163 (NIV))
I wish more people in the world today would claim this statement as the truth in their lives. To be honest with you, I wish that more people who claim to be a member of the Body of Christ would truly understand this passage and claim it as the truth in their lives.
Think about that for a moment.
It is said that if something is only 99% true, then it is a lie. Satan twists God’s Word and God’s law to the point where they sound correct, but they are not. We, as the Body of Christ, must be able to discern the smallest of lies from the enemy, for it is the smallest of lies that will entrap many who claim to be believers.
Can you think of any teachings that are being presented as God’s Word, but fall short of what God truly says?
Can you honestly tell the difference?
Do we, as the Body of Christ, know God’s Word as we have been instructed to know His Word?
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (NIV))
How can we hate and abhor falsehood if we do not know what the truth is? Do we love God’s law so much that we know it and can discern it from a lie?
Satan is counting on the Body of Christ to not know God’s Word well enough to discern his lies.