WE CALL GOD A LIAR
What do we do to God when we don’t believe His word? We call Him a liar.
“If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.”
1 John 1:10 NLT
This truth hit me hard a few weeks ago. If I ignore or doubt anything that God has said in His Word, I call into question God’s faithfulness, truthfulness, and integrity, and I cancel every promise He has made regarding His salvation, His presence in me, and His provision for me, material, physical, and spiritual. I can no longer worship Him or count on Him as God.
Satan insinuated to Adam in the beginning, that God was lying. Adam believed his lie and it cost him and every person born into the world through him, their destiny. Had God not intervened with His salvation plan, every human would die eternally with no hope of reprieve.
I cannot choose to believe the promises that are to my benefit and ignore God’s instructions and warnings. I do so to my peril. If I choose to doubt anything God has said in His written word, I cancel everything else He has said, including every detail that affects my past, present, and future. My salvation and the hope of glory disappear like the morning must. I stand before Him naked, judged and condemned.
If, on the other hand, I believe what He has said, including what may be difficult or distasteful, my faith joins me to the most powerful Being in the universe. Alone, I am nothing. In union with Jesus, I am invincible and indestructible.
“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:13 NLT
The world is on its way to hell because people in the world system do not take God seriously. People who fear the Lord, believe what He has said and act on His Word, have a life now and a destiny after death beyond human imagination. Why… because God has said so!
So, why do we pray? Why must we pray? We pray because God said that He will answer us according to our need and for His glory, and He doesn’t lie!
Thank you, Father, for your patience with me. I realise that I often delay your working in me and through me because of my unbelief. I question your reliability by my doubts and fears. I hesitate to obey your instructions because I think that you will fail me. I don’t ask you for help in my weakness because I think you won’t respond, so I just try harder.
Forgive me, Father, for insulting you and calling you a liar. Lord, help my unbelief. Teach me how to believe in you when everything around me is dark and threatening. Thank you for the blood of Jesus that cleanses me from all my unrighteousness.