Okay, we started this a while back with the first thing on the list, the “proud look”, now let’s take a peek at the “lying tongue”.
Oh the differences between the Almighty and mankind! Imagine standing on a beautiful beach, then standing in a sandbox. Close, right? NOT EVEN! So multiply this by infinity. This was an exercise in concept to explore the vast chasm between our Savior verses our enemy and mankind.
John 14:6. Numbers 23:19 Our Lord – The Living, Breathing Truth
Jesus saith unto him, I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.
God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the Son of Man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
John 8:44 – Chief Liar
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Genesis 3:4-5-Lies Enticing Prideful Ambition
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Genesis 12: 11-13-Lying Rather Than Depending Upon God’s Protection
And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
Genesis 27: 15-24 Deceptive Duo
And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son? And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice isJacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him.And he said, Artthou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.
Genesis 37:31-33 & Genesis 39:16-20 Surrounded By Liars-What satan Means For Harm…Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
And they took Joseph’s coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son’s coat or no. And he knew it, and said, It is my son’s coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out. And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
It is more than a little disheartening that I did not even get out of the book of Genesis to find these examples! This goes to show, again, the things of old are still alive and well in this wicked world. Take heart, this too shall pass!
Thank You, Almighty God
That You have overcome this evil world
Please help us in our daily lives
To be truthful
In the Name of THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE, JESUS CHRIST
“Voice of Truth”
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