FRIDAY 15TH MAY, 2020
THEME: Manifest The Truth
PASSAGE: 2 Corinthians 4:1-11
HYMN: 557 – WHAT is our calling’s glorious hope
MEMORY VERSE: 2Corinthians 4:2 “Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the Word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”
Apostle Paul told the Corinthian Church in Verse two of our text “… we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the Word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.” It is our obligation as Christians to manifest our faith everywhere we find ourselves- in office, market or at home to let people know us by what we profess.
Paul’s proclamation fits right into the description of the acceptable person in Psalm 15:1-2. Our responsibility is to manifest truth. We must make honest and diligent use of God’s gracious gifts without craftiness. Is our way Christ’s way and therefore acceptable to God? Can we say that we have nothing to do with hidden and shameful things?
Paul says making truth clear, whether in word or deed, we commend ourselves both to human conscience in the sight of God and please Him at the same time. We should be childlike and open, leaving no room for people to misinterpret our motives, or misunderstand our actions, or twist our words out of their real meaning.
Does it make any difference what people think of us? Some believe that what others think about us doesn’t matter. However, it matters very much to God. If it did not, He would not show such concern in His Word regarding being a good witness for Him. Nor would He warn us about protecting our reputation or His, because much of our effectiveness in witnessing depends on our being trustworthy. We pray that God will give us understanding of this passage in Jesus’ name. Amen.
PRAYER: Almighty God, who created heaven and earth, help me to do that which will always please You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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