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October
6
2019

Tell Me Lies

“Tell Me Lies”

You may remember this popular song by Fleetwood Mac: “Little Lies” where the chorus line over and over sings: “tell me lies tell me sweet little lies.” It may sound great in a song but in everyday life those who tell and those who believe and receive lies are ruined.  We could apply this to Washington D. C. right now but there was a lie that was cooked up and payed for by the religious leaders of Jesus’ day.  Please read Matthew 28:11-15.  The resurrection of Jesus Christ reveals the hearts of people.  Notice that the ladies obey Jesus, they go and tell the disciples the message that they had received from heaven and from Jesus himself.  The guards however go and tell the chief priest all that had taken place. These Roman soldiers were battle tested and had never encountered an angel of the Lord before. They went to the chief priest and told him what the angel did, what he look liked, and the message that he gave the ladies to give to his disciples and they accepted it.  In fact, they called in the elders and had a council meeting and came up with a lie to tell the public if anyone should ask what happened.  The resurrection of Christ Jesus revealed a heart of unbelief and rebellion in the chief priest and elders. The author of Hebrews writes this warning to us: “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.” (Hebrews 3:12) How sad it is when others are greedy for power and popularity and that they know the truth and yet have council to promote a lie.  Anytime a lie is told the truth is going to come out at some point along the way.  They offer the guards a piece of mind by telling them that they can bribe Pontus Pilate too. These men forfeited their soul and maybe their life for a few dollars more just to tell a lie.  This lie was still being told when Matthew wrote his gospel many years later. Here is a question that each of us should ponder: “Am I going to believe the Bible concerning Jesus’ resurrection or the lie that the chief priest and elders paid someone else to tell?” Your answer to this question not only affects your quality of life today but also your eternal destiny as well. If you reject the risen Christ Jesus as your Savior from your sins, he will be your Judge on the day of judgment. If you believe the truth of the gospel message, you can have forgiveness of sin and become a new creation in Christ Jesus. Christ Jesus will place his Spirit in you helping you to live life differently.  He is calling everyone everywhere to place their faith and trust in him; the question is will you?           

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