God is a truthful being. He cannot lie. HIS truth shall set us free. Recently a friend of mine is going through a terrible hardship, and it is surrounded by lies of man. I want to ask us all to come together and pray for God's truth to come through, and for this situation to be rendered, and for God's will to be done. The devil is hitting this one hard.
1 Timothy 1:19 - "Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked." (NLT)
Proverbs 12:5 - "The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful." (NIV)
It is important that we all remain strong in our faith, no matter what is thrown at us. Deceit is wicked, as the wicked are deceitful. To my friend I want to say: your faith is being tested by wickedness. DO NOT give in to evil. Your faith is strong, and with faith comes God's blessings. And remember: Proverbs 11:3 - "Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people." (NLT) They will be rightfully judged.
We should pray for those who spread such hate against us. We should love our enemy. As much as we want to hate and curse our enemy, the best thing we can do is lift them up to Christ.
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who hurt you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." Matthew 5:44 NKJV