Wisdom Speaks

Even in Bible times, phonies and liars abounded. The advice there is still good today.

Yes, friends there are phonies in our midst. Here are the highlights from the Book of Jude. I suggest you prayerfully read the whole chapter on your own.

         I’ve dropped everything to write you about this life of salvation that we have in common.

         I write insisting—begging! —that you fight with everything you have in you for this faith.

         Some people have infiltrated our ranks (our Scriptures warned us this would happen).

         Beneath their pious skin are shameless scoundrels.

         Their design is to replace the sheer grace of God with sheer license.

         Which means doing away with Jesus Christ, our one and only Master.

         I’m laying this out as clearly as I can.

         Even though you once knew all this well enough and shouldn’t need reminding.

         The Master saved a people out of Egypt. Later he destroyed those who defected.

         These people sneer at anything they can’t understand.

         Do whatever they feel like doing.

         Live by animal instinct only—they participate in their own destruction.

         They’re giving you a black eye.

         These are the bellyachers, grabbing for the biggest piece of the pie.

         Talking big, saying anything they think will get them ahead.

         Make a religion of their own whims and lusts.”

         These ones split churches, thinking only of themselves. There’s no sign of the Spirit! Friends I hope none of these are you. If it is, its not to late for prayer and repentance

Where do Liars go?

We ALL LIE—oh yes we do! We say-“Oh, Mrs. Jones how nice you look today (while thinking) “Good grief, she looks terrible in orange!”) So we get to heaven and say to God—“Hey I’ve been a good person. Why, I only lied once to Mrs. Jones.

That’s like trying to be your own insurance company. It’s you deciding that your self-righteousness is equal to Christ who became righteousness on our behalf.

And do you know where liars go? The Bible says that they go into the lake of fire.

SO the question is—HOW CAN WE SAVE OURSELVES? It can’t be done.

On this one thing we all agree with God… We don’t want to end up in hell and he doesn’t want us there either. That’s why he sent Jesus to die for our sins…

Prayer – Lord Jesus,  I do believe that you are the Son of God and that you died on the cross to pay the price for my sin. I believe that you rose from the dead and that you’re alive right now.

Please come into my life. Forgive my sin. Make me a member of your family. I now turn from going my own way. I want you to be the center of my life. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. and for your Holy Spirit who has come to live in me. Amen