You cannot believe the current state of a corrupted person, organization, or government by their language and promises– since they will not do honest and good work.” ~ Jon Barnes
It takes time to build up a wicked reputation, and only by the will of God can this situation be reversed. Your actions tell the true story about your character and you will consistently behave in such a manner. It is hard to hide this ugliness from everyone, so pay close attention to your family and address these issues properly in love and God’s Speed! Like a wild current, your evil will be swept away, along with your soul, like hot lava into the pits of hell, if you don’t repent and change your wicked ways and lifestyle.
Rebuke & Rebuild
We must tell people the truth in our own house, but how can you do that if you are a hypocrite? Take out the tree that is stuck in your own eye, and others will believe your actions and become cured of their wickedness. Rebuke yourself and others will follow suit and copy your good works with God’s Commandments!
Evil people will build a good story of lies by stringing half-truths together, hoping to catch someone sleeping at the wheel or on the job. These stories a contained throughout the Bible to gain future knowledge and wisdom in managing your own family, government, church, and business affairs. The love of Money and Power is always at the top of the wicked bucket list in depicting the character of scammers.
Are you allowing God to give you peace, self-control, and wisdom in doing your Good work for Him?
Enjoy Today’s Reading.
Saved in Order to Do Good
3 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived, and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us,not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.
9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.
12 As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there. 13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need. 14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.
15 Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who love us in the faith.
Grace be with you all.