Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
1 Corinthians 13:6
Love does not cheat, lie, manipulate, deceive, harass, scheme, or plot and plan acts of evil. Swap the word love in both today’s verse and in the sentence above, and replace the word with God, and then read it:
God does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. God does not cheat, lie, manipulate, deceive, harass, scheme, or plot and plan acts of evil.
And since we are made by Him and are in His image and likeness, it doesn’t matter that we are temporarily housed in tents of flesh, as spiritual beings we are to speak and live as He does. We are to be like our Creator not like the one who deceives and tempts us, in order to destroy us.
Stop giving in to the lies. Stop believing them to be truth. The flesh is weak, so secure yourself in the Spirit. Walk in and live by God’s Truth. Seek the truth, speak the truth, live the truth, and in doing so you will be free from the shackles of evil.
Forgive me Father for any wrong I have committed, for any lie I have told, for any manipulation I have taken part in, for my disobedience and double-mindedness, and for all the times I have been unloving. My fear and lack of faith keep me weak, but in Your Truth I find strength, comfort, confidence, and love.
I love and am walking in love because of Your love, because of Jesus’ love, and I thank You Father. Amen.
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