"A False Witness Who Speaks Lies"
Whereas a lying tongue is indicative of those simply having no care or regard for truth, "a false witness who speaks lies" implies deliberate perjury to harm another. Pitiful creatures, indeed, are those who swear false oaths against others.
Today's topic reminds me of the kangaroo court the wicked Pharisees conducted to falsely condemn Jesus. In jealous froths, they even resorted to blasphemy in efforts to condemn the Lord - accusing Him of being "of the evil one" in healing and delivering souls of maladies by the thousands. Absolutely pathetic, isn't it?
God's heart breaks at the thought of those who would purposely build a foundation of lies attempting to shipwreck the good name of others, while simultaneously grasping, scraping, and even stealing and murdering to obtain their own so-called "good name".
No regard for justice. What a horrid joke!
Has anyone reading this post ever committed such an act? We've all lied at one time or another, certainly, but if the specific intent of your lies was to do harm to another, and your desire now is to be cleansed of the sin of bearing false witness, please pray this heartfelt prayer along with me:
Merciful Father, I am sorry for every lie I've ever told; I am especially sorry for bearing false witness to deliberately harm another soul. I repent of that act and every time I have committed it. I ask Your forgiveness of me for every sin I've committed against You, and I ask You to wash me clean with the Blood of Jesus, as only You can. Father, please fill every void in me with Your Spirit of Integrity, and fill my spirit and mouth with Your truths from here on. Lord, please let my mind be likened to Christ's mind in all things; in Jesus' Name I pray and thank You. Amen.
God bless you, friends.
Lord willing, Friday: "One Who Sows Discord Among Brethren"