Unless you’re George Washington, standing over his minced cherry tree – you’ve lied. Truthfully, I lie quite often – “How are ya doing?” someone asks, “Great!”, I respond. Someone shares a struggle and I’ll say, “Oh man, I’ll be praying for you…” and then I forget to pray. It might not be intentional – but the reality is, we lie…a lot.
This morning I started reading through Titus and a verse just jumped off the page: “In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began.” (Titus 1:2). Now as a Christian in the communication biz, I quote a lot of Biblical promises. To colleagues, to friends, in pretty pictures on social media — ‘God is our refuge and strength.’ ‘He heals the brokenhearted.’ ‘Fear not, for I am with you.’ ‘My God will supply every need of yours.’ etc.
But too often I say that with a tinge of unbelief. ‘He heals the brokenhearted’ … (I hope). ‘Fear not’ … (but I’m still fearful). ‘My God will supply all my needs’ … (then how come I’m not seeing it yet?).
The reality is, God NEVER lies! In fact, Hebrew 6:18 says he is INCAPABLE of lying.
That means every single phrase and promise He’s made throughout Scripture is absolute truth. We can bet our life on it. We can share it boldly, and confidently. Just imagine – living life knowing and truly believe God never lies is the most freeing experience you can have.
We live in a world that is constantly questioning what is truth. And we have the ONLY truth! Let’s hold fast to that, and then speak it with total confidence, knowing that our perfect Heavenly Father is never changing and will never allow His promises to fail. Humans lie (even George Washington probably). The devil lies (he’s the father of lies). But God NEVER lies. So let’s live like we believe what he says is true.
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