Telling Lies and Being Deceitful

The remnant of Israel will no longer do wrong or tell lies; a deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. But they will pasture and lie down, with nothing to make them afraid. Zephaniah 3:13 HCSB

It seems that many politicians are guilty of telling lies and being deceitful. Too often a politician wants to say or do the politically correct thing and will compromise his own beliefs to win votes. The nightly news frequently reports a story about a politician who has lied or been dishonest in his dealings. Unfortunately dishonesty and deceit become a way of life for many. It is hard for many people to discern between what is right and wrong.

Someday when the Lord returns there will be a remnant of Israel that will no longer do wrong, tell lies, and be deceitful. Note that there will only be a remnant of people. Not everyone who calls Jesus Lord will be saved (Matthew 7:21). Only those who do the will of the Father will be saved. The will of the Father is for everyone to confess his sin, believe that Jesus died on the cross for his sins, and commit to living for Jesus and doing what is right.

Challenge: Follow the example that Jesus set for all of us; be honest and truthful in everything you say and do. Pray that you will be an example to others of how a Christian should live and conduct his life.

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