God is just
Man to man and man to God is unjust, but God to man is just. He is fair in all his ways with man. We are justly rewarded for our actions and works. The bible reminds us of the justice of God.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
And sang the song of God's servant Moses and of the Lamb: "Great and marvelous are your deeds, LORD God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.
God is able
God is able
When everything in our lives and experience is shaken that can be shaken, and only that which cannot be shaken remains, we see that God only is our rock and sure foundation in difficult times. Hold on to faith and believe in hope.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.
Song-Hold to God's unchanging hands
Speaking the truth in love
Why do we tell lies, when we know that lying is wrong? Sometimes we don't want to be held responsible, so we hide behind made up excuses. Telling the truth takes courage and confidence. It means taking risk that someone will reject you for owning up to your failures or fears. Being completely honest is not easy, but God's word is clear: do not lie. We are disciples of Christ, let us build trust with others by being truthful. Speaking the truth has consequences.
9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Roy Graneau is the full-time preacher for the South Edmonton Church of Christ.