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IT'S NEVER WORTH A LIE.

Good day blog family, I welcome you to this week's biblical exposition.

Today's blogspot will solely be an interpretation of a passage in the scriptures and over here I'm using the KJV.
Genesis 26:1-14.

Its a passage about a man called Isaac, the firstborn of us all. The lie he told to protect Rebekah his wife and the consequences.

The aim of this study is to apply the lesson learnt from the passage in our everyday life and help us discover our Life is never worth a Life.
Nothing in your life as a child of God is worth a lie irrespective of the reason's you're most tempted to lie.

Lie(according to wordweb): A statement that deviates from or perverts the truth.

Let me biblically breakdown the above definition.
A  lie is a statement that deviates from/perverts the truth(Jesus Christ).
Jesus Christ is the truth, way and life. (John14:6a).
Therefore a lie is a statement(a communication be it oral/written) that deviates(turn aside) or turn away from the truth.

What statement are you uttering? What is your life communicating to the world?

Anytime you communicate orally/written wise and turn away/aside from the truth(Jesus Christ) then you turn to the lie(Devil)- the father of all lies/liars (John 8:44 Kjv) and I'll like to remind you that our lives were called from on the platform of truth, your destiny is written on the truth therefore it takes only the truth to accomplish it.
When we tell lies we turn away from the scripts of our lives and start acting what was not intended by the author- God.
No wonder the scriptures we read earlier called Jesus- the truth, the way and life because everything was conceived in truth and only the true to the truth walks the way that leads to life.

In summary to lie is to die!

We'll discuss three out of the nuggets for this post and the rest will be discussed next week.
Back to Genesis 26:1-14.

Verse 1: There was famine in the land beside the famine that was in the day's of Abraham(Isaac's father).

#1. There can always be repetitions of situations in our lives. We are sometimes faced with the battles our father's fought and mostly challenges of life similar to the ones our parents went through show up in our lives.
The only way out is not always a lie.
As much as the blessings of generations are passed down so the curses.

Verse 2: The Lord appeared unto him, and said, go not down into Egypt;

#2. Woe unto those who go to Egypt for help( Isaiah 31:1a).
The saving grace of Christ is so powerful and possessing that it does not permit you to go for help outside of HimNo other place of help is the truth, only Jesus is the way!
Follow this way and have life- 'dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:'

Check out the promises of God for Isaac if he follows the way(verses 3-5.)

Verse 6: Isaac did obey. He dwelt in Gerar. How much of God do you obey?
I'm not talking of the 10 commandments now, I'm talking about personal instructions from the Lord for your Life.

#3. Sometimes obedience brings more troubles, trials and temptations than we ever thought.
How honest are you with the Lord? It's not worth a lie! Stay where He has asked you to, dwell in the land he has shown/placed you.
Are you in the relationship He told you to go into?
Are you studying the course He wants you to?
Are you practising the profession He wants you to Practise?

Remember Isaac had to dwell in Gerar if those promises made by God were to come to pass.

Till same time next week.
Oluwatobi Oshunbiyi
CL Blogs.

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