March 20

Written by Bill Grandi on March 20th, 2019

My title for this devotion is Testimony of Truth vs. testimony of lies.

There seems to be in each one of us the tendency to exaggerate. Instead of telling it like it is, we embellish, lay it on thick. The problem with a lie is it won’t hold up. I once had a friend who spent time in court trying to get custody of his two girls. At least 3  times He testified in court and each time it was the same testimony. The other attorney had the gall to say, “Mr ___________ you have told the same story 3 times in court. That is impossible to do.” Even the judge chuckled at his cockeyed reasoning because when you tell the truth you have nothing to hide. You also don’t have to wonder what you said the last time you testified. The mother’s story changed like the wind.

Fabricating testimonies, “miracles,””works of God,” is pure dishonesty. One very popular dude claims when he preaches gold dust falls from heaven and feathers fall on people. That’s not real and it’s been proven. If people open their eyes to the truths of Scripture and see the hucksterism for what it is, maybe he will stop fabricating things. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” God’s Word is true. Our testimony should be also. To embellish, lie, and exaggerate will eventually catch up to s. Better to tell the truth than be caught in lies.

“Father, Your Word is true. My words should also be true. Let me be conscientious of what I say and may it always be true.”


9 Comments so far ↓

  1. A hard-to-hear Word, Bill. But, such good truth.

  2. Ryan S says:

    I think you are right about the tendency to exaggerate. The fisherman’s tale that starts off with a caught fish being a foot long and with each time the story is repeated the fish has grown two inches.

    You are also correct in saying that the truth eventually catch up with us.

    Good reminder to just say it like it is.

  3. Glynn says:

    All of us have a tendency, perhaps a predisposition, to exaggerate. Most of the time it’s harmless, but even when it is, it’s something we need to guard against.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I agree Glynn. Exaggerating may make us look better but sometimes we have to pay the piper.

  4. Just telling the truth is so much simpler than elaborating on the facts. Wish some politicians would learn that!
    Blessings, Bill!

  5. floyd samons says:

    Good call, Bill. Over the years I’ve learned to temper myself in the moment of retelling. Stop, get a grip on emotions, and tell the truth. The Truth is always the best story…