KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:47 KJV “Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!”
We continue with our discussion on our previous study. In the thought for our last discussion, we said insincerity is self deception of the highest order. Self deception leads to self destruction. There has never been a glorious end to any person committed to acting against the word. The following scripture explains it clearer Rom 2:9 KJV” Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;” INSINCERE people are basically very fearful and so tend to protect their supposed interest. Fear weakens an individual’s morals, and makes him subjective to the least pressure that a situation may give. Your way out is to surrender your will to the Lord.
For one to properly respond to the word of God, he needs to be convicted about the truth. Conviction as much as, it is the work of the Holy Spirit, is initiated by the will of man to submit to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
In the light of your decision to submit to the Holy Spirit, please acknowledge that your birth into Christ made you a son of God. A son who is born of the Spirit, must demonstrate the life of the Spirit. Living an upright sincere life is natural with you. Renew your mind to think that way. God’s word is the tool for such renewal of mind. Commit yourself to stuffing your mind and heart with the word Of God. Just consider what the word says about itself. 2 Tim 3:16 Ampc. “Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action)”,.If you would be dedicated to God’s word it would build in you that consciousness of an upright person.
Finally, always maintain the consciousness that, you are a very sincere person. Your actions would always point towards how you see yourself. Tell yourself you are a sincere person. Please say to yourself, ‘I always live for the truth, for it is only the truth the sets free”. Whenever you are tempted to be crooked just say’ I refuse to be insincere for that is not my nature’. As you consistently fight the urge to be insincere you would soon realise it is your normal way of life to act sincerely.
THOUGHT: SINCERE PEOPLE ARE FREE AND BOLD ALWAYS
Phi 2:15 KJV “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;”
Acts 24:16 KJV “And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.”