Your Words Testify Against You

Grace and peace be unto you.

Have you ever told a lie on yourself? What was the outcome? God knows your desires and understands your actions. Even so, he is pleased when you speak the truth about yourself, “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” (1 Corinthians 3:16).    

The story is told that Saul and his army went to battle against the Philistines. Sadly, three of his sons died and he was severely injured, consequently, he committed suicide. It so happened that an Amalekite took Saul’s crown and visited David. He informed him that Saul and Jonathan died in battle. When David asked him how he knew that Saul died, he said that he killed him.

David was angry and instructed one of his men to strike the Amalekite. He obeyed and the Amalekite died. David’s explanation for killing the Amalekite is that, his words testified against him when he said that he killed Saul, the Lord’s anointed (1 Samuel 31:1-6; 2 Samuel 1:1-15).

Regrettably, the Amalekite did not tell the truth about himself and it cost him his life. Perhaps he was trying to find favor with David. He knew that David would be the next king and Saul was his enemy. Hence, taking credit for Saul’s murder would put him in David’s good graces. Unfortunately, he miscalculated the impact of his actions. Scripture says, “Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart” (Psalm 51:6).   

Similar to the Amalekite, you will be tempted to maximize opportunities by telling lies on yourself, but God has equipped you to resist. The reality is that you will not know the consequences of your actions until it is too late. God is asking you to submit all your desires to him daily and seek to do his will. By so doing, you will stand firm and your words will testify the truth about you.

Heavenly Father, thanks for your grace and mercy. Help us to have a love for the truth. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Published by Nadine

I am a disciple of Christ and He is the center of my joy. I was created to accomplish his purpose. I am a writer and author of five books; 1. The 9 Unhealthy Desires of the Mind: How to defeat the enemy and fulfill your purpose, 2. The Heart of God: Follow His Plan, 3. Keep Moving Forward: Empowered by God's Love, 4. From God's Heart To Yours, 5. More Than Conqueror. Grace and peace be unto you.

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