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Those Who Run After Lies

December 3, 2014

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Those  Who Run  After Lies

There is a whole lot  of unrest  throughout this old world.     Sometimes justly  —  and altogether,  much too often,  unjustly  —  people will take it upon themselves  to riot,  loot,  ravage,  lie,  slander,  murder,  blaspheme,  and wreak havoc  in the lives  of the innocent.     And then,  they will staunchly  repeat their lies,  and blame the innocent,  in an attempt  to instigate  further rioting  and unrest.

God’s word  often speaks out  against such sins  —  and commends those  of faith,  who do not  act unjustly.     One instance is  in Psalm 40:4,

How happy  is the man
who has put  his trust  in the LORD
and has not turned  to the proud
or  to those  who run  after lies!

“Trust  in the LORD”  is the strengthening factor  for living  in a manner  that is truly pleasing  in God’s sight.     “The proud”  and  “those who run  after lies”  are those unbelievers  who act unjustly  to promote  their own sinful agendas.     In an underhanded manner,  they knowingly  use  “lies”  to influence other people  to blindly follow  their evil ways.

Those  who willingly,  and blindly,  follow all these evils  evidently  do not have  the peace  of Christ Jesus  in their hearts.     Their own greeds  and sinful natures love  to have the opportunity  to wreak havoc  for their own  temporary,  personal gains.     They have no clue  about the blessings  they are missing.     And,  they are often hateful  and jealous  of God’s children,  who obviously  have a peace  that transcends  all the troubles  they face.

Jesus blessed  all  of His own  with the blessing  in John 14:27,

Peace  I leave  with you.     My peace  I give  to you.     I do not give  to you  as the world gives.     Your heart  must not be troubled  or fearful.

This blessing  is God’s grace  to each  and every person  who trusts  in Him.     Our Lord promises  to work all things  for our good  throughout all  of eternity.     That is why  the apostle Paul  urged his fellow Christians  in Acts 13:43,

……. to continue  in the grace  of God.

Whatever sort  of tricky,  deceptive evil  there is  in this world  that tries  to influence us  to not trust God  is to be avoided  and spurned  as we gladly put our  “trust  in the LORD”.      To  “trust  in the LORD”  is to  “continue  in the grace  of God”.     It is wrong  —  and eternally  to our damnation  —  to turn  “to the proud”  or any of  “those  who run  after lies”.

Our prayers  support  our fellow Christians  in ways  that only God Almighty  can work.     In peace,  trust,  and praise,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your everlasting love  and salvation  through faith  in Christ Jesus.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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