If You Forsake Truth – You Forsake Life

“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.” (Jonah 2:8)


Jonah learnt some great lessons in his experience, and this is one thing that he testifies to, that “they that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.” This is a truth we shall do well to reflect upon because such is the waywardness of our hearts that we are very prone to observe lying vanities.

Can you say that you have never observed lying vanities, that your eye has never been caught away by the lying vanities of this present evil world?

“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.” (Jonah 2:8)

When you turn aside to indulge in the friendship of the world and in the pleasures of this world, when you turn away from the things of God and from the truth of God to worldly things, you forsake your own mercy.

I knew a good man whose sister forsook the truth and the man said to her, ‘If you forsake truth, you forsake life’. That was a very true statement and in harmony with what we read here. 

“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.” (Jonah 2:8-9)


John Raven – 1952

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