Saturday, May 13, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - All Lies Are Lies




Saturday May 13

Bible Reading:     Gen. 12: 10 - 20
Topic:         All Lies Are Lies

Even though Abram obeyed God's call, famine in Canaan forced him to relocate to Egypt where there was food.

We learn from here that the call of God and even our obedience to it does not protect us from serious problems and difficulties.

When we serve God, we should not be surprised that we often experience serious hardship and challenges.

These difficult situations often showcase God's awesome Power and Faithfulness.

Unfortunately, Abram responded to the move to Egypt with fear for his personal safety and conspired with Sarai to lie about their relationship.

This is a warning that even giants in the faith can make mistakes.

Sin brings shame and reproach.

The lie Abram and his wife told was later discovered and they were sent away from Egypt.

Many Christians tell lies on telephone or in their offices; some couples lie to each other; some workers falsify their ages while some use fake results; students buy results to gain admissions or graduate from Institutions of learning.

Even in the Church, some falsify figures for offerings, tithes and other assessments.

God our Father never lies - Num. 23: 19 - and we must strive to follow His example always in our daily lives

Prayer:

Dear God of truth, please incline my heart to speak the truth in all circumstances of my life, I pray through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen

Memory Verse:   Gen. 12: 17

"And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plague because of Sarai, Abram's wife"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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