Unlimited: The Greatest Lie
Nov 27, 2019 850
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil? (Numbers 23:19, NIV).
We as human beings are far too often misled, misguided and mistaken. Lies often come dressed as truth, bad advice can seem like wisdom, strength like weakness, and even our best intentions can lead to bad mistakes.
All of us need redemption and a lamp to light our path. God’s guidance, God’s wisdom, and his indwelling Spirit in our lives are only available when we make Jesus our Saviour. “I am the truth and the light,” Jesus said. The biggest lie dressed as truth is that God is a cruel and a harsh task-master, difficult to please and appease, and entirely unfair in his dealings.
But God through Jesus Christ is in the business of debunking these myths and exposing these lies about himself.
The simple and beautiful truth of God becoming one of us in Jesus Christ is that God came to seek and save the lost – the misled, the misguided, all of us in this world.
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13). But God went beyond that: he laid down his life for his enemies – and all of us without Christ are by nature enemies of God.
Jesus on the Cross is the universe’s greatest exposure of Satan’s lies about God. Jesus on the Cross is you redemption.
– Bilyana De Soto
Eli’s Reflection: Is there something you believe about God that does not align with Scripture? What verse can you hide in your heart to remind yourself what is true about God’s character?