A Little Truth is Better Than your Abundant False
Psalms 37:16, 17 -
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
Yesterday my family with a sister in Christ and her son went to a mall to spend some family time. We enjoyed a lot there; the mall was in a festive for all were celebrating Christmas. There were decorations everywhere and we also saw children singing carols, special entertainments for the people at the mall, people wearing Santa caps and clicking pictures near Christmas trees, cribs and shops that were grandly decorated. Even in the building I stay has been decorated extraordinarily. I saw a Hindu society committee member personally decorating the Christmas tree.
One may see all this and feel glad, but what is the truth behind all this. Let me take for instance the person decorating the tree he is a Hindu but what was ironic was that he is a staunch worshipper of a blood thirsty female demon goddess. I also doubt all those unbelievers enjoying Christmas at the mall knew Jesus more than He is a God of the Christians and a historical person who existed long before. They also may have known of His suffering and resurrection but that would be for them 'what the Christians believe'.
In today's message the Lord is telling us however much ever the things we do on the foundation of lies, however pleasing or good they may seem to be, yet all these will not see any fruit. The Lord is saying He will personally destroy all these falsehood we are doing in His Name.
The Lord is telling us instead the little that we do based on the Truth is better than the abundant 'pleasing' and 'feel good' that we do in His Name which are based on falsehood. That little we do based on Truth will bear more fruit than all that is done by all the people collectively based on lies.
My sister and me are aware of the Truth behind the festive 'Christmas' and when we saw all this happening, both of us felt in our hearts of the happiness we could have had, being part of this celebration. The happiness we could give our children, our families and the people connected to our lives. Both of us were known to be extra expressive before during this festive. Giving sweets and gifts all the children around, getting the all unbelievers we could connect to, to be part of the celebration in innovative ways. But yet we chose to distance ourselves from this celebration. We preferred doing little that was Truth than all that looked good but was based on lies. We did not need a date to witness our Christ, we did not need an occasion to meet people, we did not need an opportunity to give the Gospel, we did not need a day to do good. We know our God opens doors for us when we ask of Him. He creates opportunities, He is the Lord of the Harvest, He is in control not only of our lives, but all things living are subjected to Him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are Light and unchangeable since ancient. You are Truth and will not compromise even if man thinks it is good for him. All that You do is not based on what man thinks or feels but based on what is true for You know the Truth alone will survive and all else will perish. Your love may seem foolishness for mankind but You know it is this 'foolishness' that will save your people. Lord, we pray for more courage among your people that they will not flow with the river, going the easy way of falsehood but dare to take the hard way but the way of Truth. Let them know that You are behind them and when You are behind them nothing can shake them...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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