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Morning Prayer, Friday, August 14, 2020 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY:  A LIE CAN COST YOU EVERYTHING

Father God, please forgive me for any untruths and false representations that I have made to get to the next level or impress someone else.  Amen
"David said to the young man who brought him the report, “Where are you from?”  “I am the son of a foreigner, an Amalekite,” he answered.  David asked him, “Why weren’t you afraid to lift your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?”  Then David called one of his men and said, “Go, strike him down!” So he struck him down, and he died.  For David had said to him, “Your blood be on your own head. Your own mouth testified against you when you said, ‘I killed the Lord’s anointed."  2 Samuel 1:13-15

“The truth doesn't cost us anything but a lie can cost you everything.”
 A young man sees Jonathan, King Saul's son die at the hand of the Philistines.  He then sees that Saul too is dead, having fallen on his own sword.  The young man hot foot's it over to David to give him the "good news."  Knowing there would be no one to corroborate his story on how Saul died, he lies and says that he was the one that killed him.  One can suppose he thought because of how Saul had pursued David to kill him that this would put him in the good graces of David.  What he didn't know is that David had high respect for Saul because God anointed him to be king over Israel.  To David, it did not matter that Saul had continuously tried to kill him.  He still honored King Saul as God's anointed and even when he had the opportunity to kill Saul, he didn't.  This young man shows up and lies to David about how Saul died.  He thought that he was doing David a favor.  He wasn't.  Angry with him, David asked one of his men to kill the young man.  Be careful what you say about people God has called.  It may not cost you your life, but it may cost you something.  

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.."  John 3:16         








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