Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
“For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife. Because John had said to him, ‘It is not lawful for you to have her.’” Matthew 14:3-4
It seems easy to speak the truth until you have to lose your freedom for daring to speak the truth; truth seems easy until there’s the possibility of losing your job as a result of telling the truth: no wonder not many are willing to tell the truth.
Today, instead of speaking the truth we’d rather pretend not to know what’s going on: the world is full of cowards, even in the church, because many of us have chosen to be silent: speaking the truth is not something for the weak; it requires a degree of courage.
We were not called to please men, we are to please God; we sent commissioned and ordained to be politically correct, we are are to be biblically correct: it’s only the truth that can set men free from the lies and deception of Satan. We must never forget that we are people on assignment; it’s our duty to liberate men and women everywhere with the truth of the gospel. Amen.