LIVE IN TRUTH
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).
We were created by God’s Word, and His Word is truth; that means we were created by truth. This is why truth has an eternal effect on your spirit; it has an eternal effect of success, victory, prosperity, health in your life, because truth is your source. That’s why falsehood, deceit, deception, lies and lying destroy the human spirit.
Lying isn’t consistent with your nature. Some people tell lies out of fear of punishment, while others do it for plain deception. Whatever your excuse might be, train yourself to tell the truth at all times. Our theme verse says, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,” because man was created by God to be free, to be at liberty to serve Him; he can’t be bound, because truth is his true nature.
Before you were born again, you didn’t have the ability to live the truth and live in truth, because you were under the dominion of sin. But now, the Bible says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you. (Romans 6:14). You have the ability to do away with the habit of telling lies. You don’t need to cry or even ask God to take it away from you. Simply make up your mind to put away lying. The Bible says, “If you want a happy, good life, keep control of your tongue, and guard your lips from telling lies” (1 Peter 3:10 TLB).
Proverbs 6:16-19 says, “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”Truth is in your spirit. You can live in truth; it makes you triumphant; your spirit glows. It doesn’t matter in what situation you may find yourself; truth will put you over, because truth is eternal. Praise God!
God’s Word guides my thoughts, habits, character, and ultimately builds my life. I have the dominion over every kind of sin. I live intruth, because truth is my true nature. Therefore, I’m triumphant over every situation, ever glowing in the spirit. Praise God!
Ephesians 4:25 TLB
Stop lying to each other; tell the truth, for we are parts of each other and when we lie to each other we are hurting ourselves.
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment.
Colossians 3:9 NLT
Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.
Zechariah 8:16 GNB
These are the things you should do: Speak the truth to one another. In the courts give real justice — the kind that brings peace.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible Reading Plan:
Revelation 3:7-22;Hosea 7-10
2 Year Bible Reading Plan:
Revelation 11:11-19;Jonah 3-4