Daily Devotional for Saturday August 05, 2017


Colossians 3:9-10 (NASB) Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him…


He had no intention of being there. I needed someone to take my place; I had an appointment that I had to keep, but I also wanted to help someone. So, I asked a friend to step in for me and help the person I had agreed to help. The only problem was that I could tell in his voice, he had no intention of being there. I asked him repeatedly if he would help where I could not, and each time he responded that he would be there. Today's verse speaks of not lying to one another, especially if we have accepted Christ and have begun to walk as new men knowing that we are being renewed to a true knowledge of the One who created us. Sure enough, when I called the lady who needed the help to see if things went okay, she told me that the man never showed up. I don't know which I felt worse about, leaving the lady with no help or being lied to by a friend. As new men in Christ, we must be men of our word. Better yet, we must be men of His Word. Honesty is a great place to begin. Let our yes be yes and our no be no; don't lie. The truth will set us free. That's if we are honest with ourselves and others.  


Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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