By: Carol Clemans
The court case that has been watched across the nation this week regarding the death and cruel disposal of a two-year old girl’s body ended with a shocking verdict of ‘not guilty’ for the young mother. The mother was found guilty of lying on four counts. Because there was no proof of the cause of death, she is not held accountable for the death of her child.
This mother’s great relief of escaping the death penalty for murder will only be short lived. She will be accountable to God for her part in the death of her innocent, helpless daughter. Many people live their lives as if there is no God. Truth does not matter to them. This horrific real life story should wake us up to the godless society that we are living in.
What is your life teaching your children about truth? I learned about truth, integrity and honesty by observing my parents’ daily actions. We were taught to not lie with our parents being the living examples of truthfulness.
The Bible declares there is coming a time in the future that every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. The Bible also declares that all liars shall have their part in the lake of fire and brimstone. Lying is just as deadly in the sight of God as murder. God does not put ‘degrees’ on sin. God will judge all sinful actions. It’s appointed unto to man once to die and then the judgment. None of us will escape death and none will escape judgment. Rev. 21: “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
The good news is that God came to earth in a ‘robe of flesh’ to be the final sacrifice for our sins. We do not have to be afraid of meeting Him in judgment when we choose to love and serve Him and be truthful in all areas of our lives now. We can be born again with a new birth experience that first happened on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2. There’s a song that says, “Our hearts must be clean to meet Jesus. The Saviour who died on the tree. To purge us from every transgression. Our hearts must from evil be free.” I have no fear of being accountable to God. I serve Him because I love Him!
Carol Clemans is a Certified Pastoral Counselor/Christian Life Coach/inspirational Bible teacher for churches & conferences. She provides nationwide counseling by phone & web cam (636) 448-0121 – www.carolclemans.org – over 80 articles posted.