[Verses in this article are taken from the King James Version]
The following words from the original rendering have been changed:
was changed to ( or Elohim
)Jesus was changed to
Christwas changed toMessiah
Christian was changed toBeliever
Lying: ψευδής, pseudos, “that which is false.”
Lying is a contrary to fact statement with the intent to deceive. Satan is the father of lies [ Yohanan
( John) 8:44 ] and wants us to believe that יהוה is a liar [Bereshith (Genesis) 3:1]
-Sad consequences always seem to come from lies. “Ye know that no lie is of the truth”
[ Yohanan Aleph (1 John) 2:21] (KJV)
-The first sin judged in the early church was the sin of lying [ Ma’asei (Acts) 5:1-11]
-David said, “I said in my haste, All men are liars”[Tehillim (Psalms) 116:11]
(Dr. W. I. Carroll: “I’ve had a long time to think it over, and I still agree with David”
-No believer can be neutral in the battle of truth
-“We are members of one another.” The believer is called to be punctilious, to be honest, even in the little things. We should never deceive a fellow believer. We are called to loyalty. We must never be unfaithful to a member of the body.
-We are to be fiduciaries [a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another].
ANGER (an emotional arousal caused by something that displeases us)
-There are times when it would be very wrong not to be angry. We should be angry at nothing but sin.
[It is difficult to practice a truly holy anger or righteous indignation because our emotions are tainted by sin. The moment that self comes in, my anger is sinful.]
-Malice is anger that smoulders. This same anger can suddenly burst forth, which we call wrath.
–Be ye angry and sin not [Eph’siyim (Ephesians) 4:26] this is a direct quote from the LXX () of Tehillim (Psalms) 4:14.
-Anger is momentary insanity (Horace)
-“A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger” (Solomon, Mishle (Proverbs 15:1)
-Stand in awe; tremble in the presence of יהוה .
-We are to be angry at sin, but loving toward people. “Ye that love the Lord, Hate evil” Mishle (Proverbs) 97:10.
Neither give place to the devil- Eph’siyim (Ephesians) 4:27
-Anger cherished becomes malice; Satan works through a malicious spirit.
-“Anyone can become angry. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way- this is not easy.” (Aristotle)
STEALING (Satan is also a thief [Yohanan (John) 10:10]
-He coaxed Eve to take the fruit that was forbidden.
-Work: A lazy Believer robs himself, others and יהוה . Every Jewish Rabbi was taught a trade: “If you do not teach your son a trade, you teach him to be a thief.” (Rabbinical Proverb)
– [Where does our “welfare” system fit in?]
Eph’siyim (Ephesians) 4:28
28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
–יהוה instituted private property as one of the Ten Commandments.
-Socialism is social plunder, and a denial of private property rights.
-Delinquent payables are a form of stealing
–The men whom יהוה called in the Scriptures were always busy working:
– (Moses) was caring for sheep;
–Giḏʽon (Gideon) was threshing wheat;
–Dawiḏ (David) was tending his father’s sheep;
-The first 4 disciples were casting or mending nets;
–Yahshua, apparently, was a carpenter.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers- Eph’siyim (Ephesians) 4:29
-We expect a change in speech when a person becomes a Believer. Trace the word “mouth) in the book of Romiyim (Romans) 3:14; 10:9–10; 3:19; 15:6 …
–Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh-Mattithyahu (Matthew) 12:34
-“Corrupt”= rotten fruit; worthless, bad, or rotten. “Our mouths are an open sepulchre”-Romiyim (Romans) 3:1
Remedy for corrupt communication: Fill the heart with the love of Messiah so that only truth and beauty can emerge. Never have to say “Take this with a grain of salt…” but rather let your speech be…“seasoned with salt” Qolasim (Colossians) 4:6; See James 3
Eph'siyim (Ephesians) 4:30 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
-Grieve means to give pain”
-No one can unseal the work of the Holy Spirit which continues to the day of redemption-Romiyim (Romans) 8:22-23
-He abides with you forever- Yohanan (John) 14:16
BITTERNESS (a settled hostility that poisons the whole inner man)
Eph'siyim (Ephesians) 4:31 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice
–Basic cause (of bitterness): an unforgiving spirit. Learning how to forgive and forget is one of the secrets of a happy Believer’s life. [See Tehillim (Psalms) 133:1]
-“Be put away from you”= aorist imperative, requiring a onetime, once-and-for-all decisive act.
Eph'siyim (Ephesians) 4:32 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
-Forgiving one another: a reflexive form.
-Putting the most charitable construction on apparent faults or faux pas. Forgiving rather than magnifying the faults of others.
-Remember, we have been forgiven of much more.
-Justified hurts are the most dangerous; they are the hardest to let go.
[Based on the YouTube video by Chuck Missler “Five Sins to Avoid”]