Convicted of Lying

Convicted of Lying

April 8, 2020

Share

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Before and after Scripture defines significant moments in our lives.

God’s Word is powerful because it’s more than just words on a page. It’s alive and active, discerning the intentions of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). Not only does it bring salvation, but it also speaks truth so we can correct areas of our life so we can be the living epistles who reflect Him. In doing so, we find more fullness in life and can be a light to others.

That’s exactly what happened as God’s Spirit worked powerfully through the translated Word in the heart of a translator in Eurasia.

 

“The Holy Spirit won’t let me rest until I have confessed and renounced this horrible sin,” a translator said to an expat worker. “The Epistles are a mirror by which I see my shortcomings.”

 

The Ducho team was immersed in detailed checking of the New Testament. In the past, the humbled translator wondered why his foreign brothers and sisters had so much integrity. “Now I realize it is because they have been studying and meditating on God’s Word for so many years that it has totally changed them,” he explained. “I don’t want to be two-faced anymore. I don’t want to ever deceive anyone again. I’ve asked for my family’s forgiveness, and now I ask for yours.”

In his culture, it’s nearly unheard of for someone to confess sins that they were not caught red-handed in. This heartfelt display of humility is powerful evidence that God’s Spirit, working through the translated Word, is living and alive, producing beautiful fruit in the lives of men and women.

 

Taking that truth to heart, the translator said, “The teaching of the Epistles leaves us no excuse for not living the new life that Jesus commands, especially if we are leading and teaching others.”

 

Take a moment and reflect on defining moments in your life – before and after Scripture. How has God’s Word come alive and compelled you to follow Jesus ever more closely?

Share

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Read More Stories

As Anton discovered God’s character and His promises, his life began to change.
September 23, 2014
Berki Banko walked away from everything he’d ever known … and then back again.
July 1, 2015
VIDEO An outcast holds on to hope, brings Scripture home
July 5, 2015

Help Reach People Waiting for God’s Word

God’s Word changes everything. And everyone deserves to have God’s Word in the language they understand best. You can help make that happen.

Please enter your email to download the report.

Please enter your email to download the report.