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Won’t Lie

Stuart Briscoe tells of being hired by a bank. He was young, new, and just learning the business. One day his boss told him, “If Mr. _______ calls for me, tell him I’m out.” Briscoe replied, “Oh, are you planning to go somewhere?” “No, I just don’t want to speak to him, so tell him I’m out.” “Let me make sure I understand—Do you want me to lie for you?” The boss blew up at him. He was outraged, angered. Stuart prayed and God gave him a flash of insight. “You should be happy, because if I won’t lie for you, isn’t it safe to assume that I won’t lie to you?”

Moody Bible Institute Founder’s week, 1986

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