“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” Isaiah 14:12-15.
Error turns us into less than what God said we could be. Therefore, we do less than we were meant to do and possess less than God purposed for us to have. We are played the fool.
The counter to error is truth, the language of God. “Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh truth in his heart…” (Psalm 15:1-2). See the progression? Speaking truth in the heart leads to making right choices which turns into a lifestyle of doing well and dwelling in the presence of God, the sanctuary of His perfection. Truth leads to elevation, not what Satan wants us to be: tossed down, less-than, diminished, and destroyed. God’s presence is always the ideal, and thinking His truth closes the gap between what we are in our own strength and what we are through Him.
We get to choose which voice will live in our cognition to become our confession and our lifestyle: the lie of Satan or the truth of God. One leads to a fall, the other to a higher height, each destination similar to its original speaker. We don’t have to let a brood of lies turn us into fools. We can hatch different words. We can speak truth in our hearts and become all we ever hoped to be.
Tip/Tidbit: What are you thinking today? Where will those thoughts lead?
All Scriptures from the King James Version of the Holy Bible, public domain.
For more about thoughts and the power of words, check out the children's book The Can's Can and the adult book, Truth or Lie. Both are listed on the Pen of Praise home page.