“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” Exodus 20:16 NIV
What can we learn about God from this commandment?
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Some time ago I heard about a police officer who stopped a man who was walking down the street, arrested him, planted drugs on him, got him convicted for selling drugs, and got him sent to prison.
I don’t want something like this to happen to me. I don’t want it to happen to you.
In this commandment, God is making it clear that He wants to protect all of us from this kind of injustice. God loves justice. He protects your reputation. And He values truth.
I’m glad He does.
In the case of the police officer, he confessed to what he had done, the falsely accused man forgave him, and the two ended up becoming friends. God knows how to pick up broken pieces of shattered lives and turn them into something beautiful.
PS. How do you overcome temptation? Why are we tested, and what strategy can we use to overcome those tests? Why do we sin? Are we doomed to sin because we’re sinners and we have a sin nature? How do we find God’s grace to overcome sin? That’s our Inner Wealth topic starting 5/11/2019.