He is a Liar

No, I’m talking about the politician on the other side. That may be true. Or not. And your guy may be, also. Or not.

I picked this up from the Apostle John. He is teaching what Jesus taught. Remember when Jesus was nearing the closing of his “sermon on the mount?”

John said, “Whoever says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar and the truth is not in that person.”

I can think of three times Jesus explicitly told his followers what to do:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind; and, your neighbor as yourself.

Love one another as I have loved you.

Go into all the world making disciples…

How many people do you know that say they know Jesus with their lips, yet the way they live and relate to people does not show love?

We should not point fingers. We should, if at all possible, exercise that love muscle and try to lead (teach) them into the right relationship. Sometimes just a word awakens those who are asleep.

Second question. Harder.

How often do I say I know Jesus, yet my actions disprove that and make me a liar?

I am heading back “home” to coordinate referees for perhaps my last soccer tournament after a 33-year career. I’ll be interacting with more than 200 people in a competitive situation. Ask me Monday how I did.

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