Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria Grace for Living Devotional Wednesday August 23, 2023 TOPIC: WHEN LIES BECOME MAN'S REFUGE

Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria 

Grace for Living Devotional  

Wednesday August 23, 2023



ISAIAH 28:14-18

14 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. 15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. 17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. 18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.


“For we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have hid ourselves.”  Isaiah 28:15


Today’s society isn’t different from the one described in our Bible passage for today. We are in the days when people trust in lies and hide under falsehoods. They tend to believe the opposite of what the Word of God says. They believe they are secure in their falsehood. The word of unrepentant atheists, chronic adulterers and false prophets who give false hope and security are more heeded to than the voice of the Almighty God as revealed by the Holy Scriptures.

What we have today is the emergence of new age teachers who are misleading several gullible minds. Some of these teachers have the form of godliness but they deny the power thereof. Apostle Paul gives a solid picture of these teachers, “Who changed the truth of God unto a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen” (Romans 1:25).

This is a clarion call to all believers in Christ to wake up, lest the spirit of the age takes hold of them. The Word of God is the truth and anything contrary should be rejected outrightly (John 17:17). Genuine disciples of Christ must also rise up with the truth of the gospel to confront the erroneous teachings of our days, so as to set men and women free to serve the true God. 

When last did you tell somebody about the good news of Jesus Christ?


Father Lord, help me to do my part in bringing souls to the kingdom; let me not be guilty of any man’s blood in Jesus’ name.



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