Saturday, April 25, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will perish. Proverbs 19:9 (NET).
LISTEN : A lie is the opposite of truth. It’s to say or write something that is not true in order to deceive someone. It presents things the way they’re not and therefore have consequences. Sadly, lots of people build their lives on falsehood. They wouldn’t say a thing without lies. They’re so addicted to lying that it has become a way of life. Some make a living by it. But God’s word is clear on this. The Bible says, “A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will perish.” (Proverbs 19:9). My dear, God hates lie. He frowns at falsehood. In a lie, truth is buried. Lies prevent people from knowing the truth. Lie deceives and leads to error. Lies hurt people and often ruins their life. A false witness is a liar. He or she makes people to believe his or her evidence is true. A false witness intentionally chooses to bury the truth against the innocent. But God will fight for the innocent. Many are in jail today for a crime they know nothing about, because someone gave false evidence and buried the truth instead. Lots of people have lost their reputations in the society today because someone by falsehood made people to have a different opinion about them, with the intention to deceive. People are defrauded and their hearts broken on a daily basis by internet fraudsters, who deceives unsuspecting victims and made them part with their hard earned money. My dear, are you a false witness? Do you live on falsehood? Are you a fraudster? Watch it! For there is a horrible end for those who delight in lies. The Bible says they’ll not go unpunished; they’ll perish. That’s the portion of a habitual Liar. It’s just a matter of time nemesis would caught up with them. However, God is readily waiting for anyone who would repent from such evil activities and return to Him and He will abundantly pardon. So, return to God today and be saved. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Don’t deceive others in a matter you should say the truth; rather be a witness of truth.
2. Always remind yourself that, a false witness will not go unpunished, and liars will perish.
3. If you’re guilty of this message, turn to God for forgiveness; if you’re not, maintain your uprightness.
4. Always say no to crime and yes to Christ Jesus.
Prayer : Almighty God! I thank You for You are God. Help me to stay away from crime and awake to righteousness, amen.
Reflection : When you fix your eyes on Christ, He will take your eyes away from crime.
Quote : “Just as crime is the cause of crisis, Christ is the cure for crime.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus ‘ name, I confess that Christ is the cure for crimes. Therefore, I will walk with Him always, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Joseph of Arimathaea was also a follower of Jesus Christ? (John 19:38).
Today In History : April 25, 1990 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a six year term as Nicaragua’s president.
Stunning Fact : Did you know you take over 23,000 breaths everyday?
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. May God keep your heart fixed on Him. May you resist falsehood and embrace Christ instead, in Jesus’ name, amen
Saturday, April 25, 2020
TOPIC : GIVE TOTAL PRAISE TO GOD
Bible Verse : Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his Holy name. Bless the Lord oh my soul and forget not all His benefit… and tender mercies Psalms 103:1-4
LISTEN: God is worthy to be praised now and always. He deserves our heartfelt praise. So, have you praised Him for His goodness today? My dear, by your actions, you’re either giving praise to God or complaining about Him. If we can’t forget what God has done for us we sure can bless and praise Him heartily. The beauty of life is in acknowledging God for His goodness. The meaning of life can’t be discovered until we think on what God has done and glorify Him for it. Thinking about the wonderful works of God in the universe will open our eyes to the true meaning of life; and such knowledge will provoke a heart of praise to God. My dear, no matter the pain, affliction, sorrow, misfortune you may be going through in this life, there is still enough reasons to be grateful to God for His goodness. Let us bless and praise the name of the LORD because through Him we have protection, deliverance, provisions, healing, forgiveness, salvation, comfort in trials, wisdom, understanding, peace, etc. Henceforth, let’s praise Him with affection and gratitude for He is good. (Psalms 92:1). Be wise!
Prayer : Dear LORD! Help me not to forget your goodness towards me, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.