This Month's Promise

“...Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

- Psalm 34:10

Read: Colossians 3:5-10


“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbour.” (Ephesians 4: 25)

One day, a woman visited her friend whom she had not met for many years. After spending the whole day together reminiscing over their past, the woman was about to start. She went to her car, and to her dismay discovered that she had locked it and left the key inside it. She did not know what to do! So she rang up her husband who was in his office and informed the matter. He was exasperated, because he had to go to their home which was about twenty miles, pick up the key from there, and come to the friend’s house which was about fifty miles. However, he said to his wife “”Any way you just stay there till I bring the key to you.” In the meanwhile, the woman again went back to the car and found that actually one of the back doors was open. She raced back into the house and telephoned her husband, but he had already left! “What are you going to do when your husband arrives?” her friend asked. “Will he not shout at you when he finds out that he came here for no reason?” And the woman kept her cool and said,”No problem! I’ll easily manage the show!” Having said so, she locked the back door of the car and slammed it shut!

Dear friends, it is easy to cover up and look innocent in the eyes of men when we actually are not. We are used to putting on masks that make others think we are better than what we really are. But the Bible teaches us to be truthful and sincere. We can deceive men who look at our outward appearance but the Lord looks at our hearts. He knows our deceiving thoughts. He desires truth even in our inward parts. (Psalm 51: 6) Proverbs 19: 22 says, “Better to be poor than a liar.” So let us be honest in all our dealings with people, not only in our work places, but also within our families, between husband and wife, parents and children. Proverbs 3: 3 says, “Let love and faithfulness never leave you. Bind them around your neck and write them on the tablet of your heart.” We will surely be honored by our Lord for our honesty and integrity. Revelation 21: 8 says that even liars would be cast off in the fiery lake of burning sulphur. So let us resolve to speak truth always to everyone.

PRAYER: Almighty God, sometimes when I find that I would be caught red-handed, I try to escape, by telling lies daringly. Forgive me Lord. Give me Your grace to tell the truth and be honest, come what may. Let me not deceive myself and others. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.