“God’s word should not be handled with deceit but in truth.”
We have men who have handled the word of God deceitfully. The word of God need to be handled in truth. So, let’s look at what brings the wrath of God against
- THOSE WHO HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
When truth is not held in righteousness it brings about the wrath of God. What can hold truth is righteousness
Romans 1:18 FOR THE WRATH OF GOD is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, WHO HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS;
We have men who have done this in scriptures, who turned the truth to another thing. They held it in unrighteousness. Bible says to withdraw from such men because if we keep company with them. We may partake in the wrath that will come upon them.
1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
We found Apostle Paul saying he has renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, nor handling the word of God deceitfully
2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, NOR HANDLING THE WORD OF GOD DECEITFULLY; BUT BY MANIFESTATION OF THE TRUTH commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
When men get involved in handling truth deceitfully, they make the work of ministry to be blamed for which we must run from it by approving ourselves as ministers of God
2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
- LIVING BLAMELESS
Men need to hold forth the word of God with truth. So Paul said by the Spirit of God
Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
2:16 HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
How to hold forth the word of life is to do it in truth. When this is done. It takes away the wrath of God from us but on the children of disobedience that want to handle the truth in unrighteousness. I hope this has blessed you? Thanks for reading.