Daily Devo 1/18/13

"You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness” (Exodus 23:1).

I came across this verse in my daily Bible reading yesterday. I thought this was especially relevant in light of the Lance Armstrong admission on Oprah last evening and of the Manti Te’o controversy about the dead girlfriend who never existed. I am not trying to pass judgment on either of them, but it does remind me that we live in a world in which people deceive and are deceived.

As a Christian, I do not have to get all worked up over the deceptions that take place in our world. I don’t have to dwell on whether or not Lance Armstrong or those involved in the Manti Te’o controversy will receive the justice due to them. I know that I live in a world full of deception and that justice does not always take place in this world, but I know God will one day administer the justice due to all men including me (Romans 12:19; 2 Corinthians 5:10).

I can rejoice that God guides me in the truth that really matters. He tells me the truth about my sin and how I can be delivered from my sin through Jesus Christ. God has not left me to wonder what the truth is concerning how I can be saved. God has left no doubt. All I have to do is believe and follow the truth. Today, rejoice that God has given us the truth that really matters!

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32)