By Don Bailey
Today's Scripture: Proverbs 14:5-6
Central Thought: Those who practice godly discernment will gain godly knowledge.
The gallery stood as the distinguished-looking judge entered the courtroom. After he was permitted to sit back down, the defendant nervously looked at the judge. He knew the judge had a reputation for getting to the truth, and he knew he was guilty of the crimes for which he was charged. The people that would testify against him were also truthful witnesses.
Truthful people gain the trust of those around them. Their honesty allows God to entrust them with more of His knowledge. Dishonest people, however, cannot be trusted with the simplest of truths. Their desire to deceive causes them to distort facts to suit their own purposes. The greatest deceit comes when people distort God's Word for their own purposes.
Can God depend on us to truthfully live and proclaim His Word? As Christians, we are called to be His light to a world dark with sin. As we live honest lives before the world, we discover that He can trust us not only to share the gospel but also to grow in our faith and knowledge of Him.
Devotional Prayer: Thank You for reminding me of the need to be an honest witness of Your grace.
Bible Reading: Judges 6:1-40; Luke 22:54-23:12; Psalm 95:1-96:13; Proverbs 14:5-6