Who do you witness?
Proverbs 19:9 -
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
When 2 people are debating (does not necessary mean arguing or fighting, it would mean just a healthy discussion to learn) the people around can take 2 positions pro one and against another, or do not know so will just observer and take a stand later. But every one soon or later has to take a stand pro one and against the other (they may even be partly with one and partly with another, few points here and few points there but to a specific point they have to take a stand, chose a side).
People follow a belief because of their understanding, but as their understanding grows and they still continue with their wrong belief then they are living a lie. And to justify their lie they speak in support of it, so they speak lies and start to mislead others who lack discernment.
Today's message tells us those who speaketh lies will be surely punished but even those who support their lies will not go scot-free.
Just today morning I was discussing with someone who was trying to support Catholics' ignorance to drink alcohol since the Bible uses the word wine. If you cross question them you will find at the end it is their no-care attitude towards scriptures that causes them to justify their ignorance and actions. Man thinks since I close my eyes to the Truth and do not see it thus I cannot be judged by it. Can a criminal close his eyes in court and wish the judge would not pass judgment against him since he does not see the judge? By closing one's eyes truth does not disappear, only we are trying to make a mockery of the truth and are thus guiltier.
Eve sinned first but Adam is named are the main sinner because he was the person whom God had personally given the Commandment and due to his affection towards his wife he did not correct her but compromised with God and himself fell along with his wife to the deceit of Satan.
Let us not try to fool God like we fool man, for God is not man. We may not speak lies but by witnessing or supporting it we too are guilty of the crime, if not equal than more.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, man has always thought himself to be wise and many a times wiser than You. In his mind he makes a limited god and then equates himself to that god. Lord we pray we know You for who You are, that we fear You and thus grow in wisdom. Lord we pray You bless us with courage to stand for the truth and not to fear man but to fear You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
Joshua 2:19 - And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.
4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
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