Good Day Mate =D So The Values Of Faith Series Continues. Here’s The 4th Value…
To be in faith is to be sincere with yourself, God and others, especially when it comes to acknowledging your mistakes or asking for help.
To put in to perspective, to be in faith is to eliminate the feelings of fear, doubts, angers, grudge, worries etc… and hold tight onto courage, belief, happiness, forgiveness and certainty. It’s easier said than done but it is possible, just ask anyone who is successful in their respective field of work.
So relating it to God, always remember what it says in the Holy Bible:
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
Faith has everything to do with reason, with emotions following behind (not leading, but following). We have learnt that the 1st attribute of faith is A Good Conscience, the 2nd attribute is Honesty and the 3rd attribute being Justice. If you haven’t already guessed from the title of this post, the 4th attribute is as followed:
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal truthfully are His delight. Proverbs 12:22 NKJV
I’ll be the first to admit that I use to lie a lot, as a child, mainly to get out of trouble with my mum and as a teenager, mainly to get things by deceiving. But in modern day, Who doesn’t lie, right? Who doesn’t commit a white lie every now and again, right? As long as it isn’t hurting anyone, what’s the big deal right?
The truth is, God has nothing to do with lies and everything to do with the truth. Many people, even so called “Christians” lie daily?
When you think about it, to be truthful requires faith because it’s so easy to just lie. Some may even say “what the point of being truthful, especially nowadays, as a lot of people don’t like hearing the truth?”. Lying deviates people from the truth which is a moral injustice in itself.
As the bible verse says, those who are truthful are God’s delight; in other words, you are pleasing God. To be in faith is to use our reason, and whether or not it mean you will get into trouble or not, whether or not the person will be happy with you after what you tell them the truth or not, think about which eternal being you will be pleasing, the Lord Jesus or the devil?
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life. John 14:6 NKJV
“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” John 8:44 NKJV
Watch Out For The Next Value, Til Then Share This With Someone Who Needs It. God Bless. =]
Please, have a read of these interesting and help posts: The 10 Values Of Faith #1 A Good Conscience || The 10 Values Of Faith #2 Honest || The 10 Values Of Faith #3 Justice || A True Servant Of God || Why Do They Come To Us For Advice? || Taking Care Of Our Conscience || The Meaning Of The Word “Intelligence”