WITHOUT GUILE

2019 – FRIDAY 08 NOVEMBER

WITHOUT GUILE

John 1:47
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

WHAT IS GUILE
Insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity.

WE ARE CALLED TO BE WITHOUT GUILE
Open faced transparency before God and man – is the way the believer in Christ lives.
To be an Israelite indeed (true child of God) – is to be without guile.

TO BE GUILELESS MEANS NO SECRETS
There can be no great divide between your public life and your private life.
Secrets are hiding places for guile.

GUILELESS PEOPLE CAN GET INTO TROUBLE
Sometimes people without guile get into trouble for being too honest.
To be without guile does not mean being simpleminded and foolish.
Learning to speak wisely when required is an evidence of maturity.
The discretion of wisdom sometimes withholds a matter from public debate.

WITHOUT GUILE BEFORE GOD FIRST
When we hide our heart agendas from God – we begin to walk with duplicity before men.
Remember – Jesus saw Nathanael coming.
He sees every part of our lives.

TO BE GUILELESS IS FREEDOM
Having to protect hidden agendas is such a burden and always leads to bondage.
Set yourself free.
Be open faced before the Lord.
Also find a confidante who can cover your flaws with loving prayer and support.
Knowing someone has your back no matter what – is so strengthening.

LIVE AS A TRUE CHILD OF GOD – GUILELESS AND FREE

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