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COVID is not the only pandemic we’re facing. Have you noticed the world is drowning—in lies? I mean, people everywhere are lying about everything—and everybody; it’s off the chain. Of course, the father of lies (John 8:44) tries to normalize this behavior; but it’s a sin before God.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Revelation 21:8).
Why count on a world that’s benefiting from these falsehoods to tell us the truth?
Remember the popular saying: What would Jesus do? It would serve us well to reword that to say: What would Jesus believe? Let Him be the litmus test to sort through all the mendacious rhetoric we’re being bombarded with these days.
A few months ago, I accepted an opportunity to study the four Gospels. To be honest with you, I wasn’t enthusiastic; I felt like I already knew Jesus’ life story. However, I thank God I went through the course, because to my surprise, when I read each gospel writer’s version of particular events this time, I received a more thorough picture of Who Jesus is. I understand now what God wanted me to know about Jesus’ character.
Imitating Jesus cancels our wrong ideologies, prejudices, and prejudgments.
You can trust me when I say this: Jesus wouldn’t believe or go along with anything that involves: cruelty, injustice, or any other satanic maneuver—He would expose the devil for the liar that he is (Matthew 16:23). Take Note: Jesus saw straight through the Pharisees and Sadducees’ hypocrisy.
Don’t indiscriminately go along with the crowd.
Jesus was the Master of parables, and after studying His life, I think about: If Jesus put my conduct in a parable, would I be on the side of right—or wrong? What would be the story’s moral? Yeah, we must keep our actions under that type of scrutiny to keep from drowning.
The enemy can’t keep us drowning in lies when we align our actions with Jesus.
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.