GOD KNOWS YOUR INTENTIONS
All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the Lord weighs the heart (Proverbs 21:2 NRSV).
Sometimes we give ourselves credits for successfully deceiving a fellow human being. We call it being smart. Many of us are comfortable with this lifestyle of deception. It has become a way of life. There are so many seemingly good actions performed by many of us but they are acts of deception.
This lifestyle is practised by many of us, from little children to teens, adults, parents, religious leaders, community leaders or political leaders. So many relationships are built on this foundation: deception. The scripture says this lifestyle might be fine for many, but in the eyes of God it is ungodly because as His children we are called to speak and live the truth at all times. Deception is a lie, an act to rob another and to bury the truth. God warns us against it in the Ten Commandments (see Leviticus 19:11).
God wants us to be godly at all times. If it seems difficult, then we must seek His grace to live a genuine, truthful and Christ-like life at all times. Yes, this is what makes us, Christ’s faithful, to live an upright life, to be truthful irrespective of the consequences. When you do, God will reward you in ways far beyond what your imaginations.
Finally, kindly know that there is no gain in deceiving one another because when we succeed in deceiving one another, we have simultaneously succeeded in bringing our relationship with Christ into disrepute. Yes, we have violated the love code of conduct. As Christians, we must be prepared at all times to let go of any action and attitude that could directly or indirectly jeopardise our relationship with God.
Lord Jesus Christ, You are the way, the truth and the life. Help me daily to live and walk in the path of truth and enjoy eternal life in Your heavenly abode. Amen.