I offer you my heart, Lord God, and I trust you. Don't make me ashamed or let enemies defeat me. Don't disappoint any of your worshipers, but disappoint all deceitful liars.
As the hearts of men turn away from the God who made them, lying becomes the “new normal” in how men communicate with each other! In courtrooms you may still hear “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” but everywhere else the “truth” is not expected.
Many years ago in America there were men who would travel around selling bottles of “medicine” that was guaranteed to cure all your ills! It didn’t matter what was wrong this “miracle cure” tonic would fix it! Almost everyone knew it was a lie, but it was something they wanted to believe and so the lies continued! Today we hear politicians and would be politicians making promises and claims that we know are lies, but they are things that we wish were true and so we keep on listening!
The lies of the Devil, who is the father of lies are the same. He tells us things that we know are not true, but we wish they were so we keep on listening! It is a deadly form of “make believe.” Some of Satan’s lies include:
“You are really a good person so you don’t need Jesus!”
“A good God won’t send anyone to Hell!”
“There are many ways to Heaven, so just pick one and relax!”
And the list of Satan’s lies goes on. Don’t believe any lie from Satan. Adam and Eve’s first mistake was that they believed the lie of Satan about the consequences of eating fruit from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil!
“Lord Jesus, fill my heart and mind with truth today. Give me wisdom to know when I am hearing the truth and when I am hearing a lie. And may You Jesus, be praised now and forever. Amen.”