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December 22, 2020 Advent Devotional

Scripture Reading: EXODUS 20:16

How often do we think about God’s commandment to not bear false witness against a neighbor? What does it even mean to do so? Perhaps it would be helpful to put this in the affirmative: Tell the truth. Live with integrity even if it costs you something. We will inevitably violate this part of God’s law as we do most others, nonetheless we are to aspire to tell the truth.

Prayer: God of Truth, we often make excuses for our behavior, thinking that our violations of your law are small and even justified. As we prepare to welcome the Word incarnate, the true light coming into the world, help us to live with integrity, love our neighbors and bear honest witness to your goodness in all we say and do. Amen.

- Jill Duffield © 2020 Presbyterian Outlook

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