-Rev Melissa Fain-
1 So a person should think about us this way—as servants of Christ and managers of God’s secrets. 2 In this kind of situation, what is expected of a manager is that they prove to be faithful. 3 I couldn’t care less if I’m judged by you or by any human court; I don’t even judge myself. 4 I’m not aware of anything against me, but that doesn’t make me innocent, because the Lord is the one who judges me. 5 So don’t judge anything before the right time—wait until the Lord comes. He will bring things that are hidden in the dark to light, and he will make people’s motivations public. Then there will be recognition for each person from God.
1 Cor 4:1-4 CEB
Let's get this out of the way first: God isn't sin. God isn't lying, but God most certainly exists in all places at all times. God is most assuredly in the places where sin is second nature.
That out of the way: Sometimes, as a society, we punish the truth. We do so because the truth is a statement of admitting failure, or past sin. This is why so many hide in their sin. It's not so much "getting away with it," as it is knowing they don't want to be punished for something they may not be doing anymore.
I mentioned on day 0 this was an exploration of God naming Godself as "I Am." I said when people speak the phrase, "I am..." we are seeing God. What I didn't explain is one of the key reasons why this is true is truth. When someone uses this phrase, they are speaking to the world their truth. The Truth is God.
When someone admits to lying, it is the truth speaking beyond the sin. It doesn't take away the lie(s). Our past shall remain. It does, however, add potential to the future. It allows us the ability to change the way things have been done incorrectly and now do them correctly. We can celebrate the course correction, while weeping for the previous failure.
Every time someone speaks truth to their lie they are showing the face of God. God is a liar.
Let us pray:
Dear God, help us walk the thin line of human grace and human justice, and let us not veer too far in either one. Amen.