Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Pastor's Ponderings, February 23, 2022

Let’s Speak The Truth Only


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The writer, George Orwell, wrote, "In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Let’s Speak The Truth Only


We are amid an avalanche of leaders telling what they know are lies. On May 18, 2011, MINNPOST Newt Gingrich said, “Anyone who quotes me accurately is a liar.” We see that Vladimir Putin is starting to attack Ukraine while denying the fact.  In the February 18, 2022 NPR segment, the U.S. Charge d'Affaires Kristina Kvien states, "Putin lies, says the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine."  The writer, George Orwell, wrote, "In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act."  


Why do people tell untruths?   Because they are of their father, the devil, who has always lied (John 8:44). We are living in a moment where words lose their meaning and people will tell untruths to get an advantage, to deceive others, or to hide their wrongdoings. During this age, evil people will deceive and be deceived (2 Timothy 3:13).


What should those who love the Lord do? We should arm ourselves with the truth of the word of God. The truth that we know will set us free (John 8:32).  Jesus is that truth (John 14:6). God wants us to not be easily deceived by the cunning craftiness of man (Ephesians 4:14).  Further, we must ourselves avoid the temptation to deceive others even when it would benefit us.  We must speak God’s word only. Let us speak the truth with love (Ephesians 4:15).

John 8:44

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44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.


2 Timothy 3:13

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13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.


John 8:32 

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32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.


John 14:6 

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Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


Ephesians 4:14-15

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14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 
15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ This link to the word of encouragement will arrive weekly.  If you would like to unsubscribe, please reply to with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject.







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