Quite rightly, there has been a lot of press coverage about those involved in the scandalous food industry deception. Those taking part should hang up their aprons in SHAME. They have taken our money and labelled their packages as beef, lamb, chicken etc when it was horse and now we are discovering even fish hasn't escaped their trawling for profit. Apart from being lied to, what about people with allergies or foods relating to their religious beliefs?
They have lied to us. For how long we wonder? Why has this happened? Who has turned a blind eye?
So many involved in this, so many reasons. Money most likely the primary focus.
'The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil' in 1st Timothy 6;10.
But, we also know the root of all evil including lies are from the devil. 'For he is a liar and the father of lies' John's gospel 8;44 tells us. He is 'the accuser of the brethern' and encourages people to lie and take fraudulently (and much more) telling them of their gains. This will, he says, make them feel good. He tempts cleverly offering personal gain - but to what cost?
But, over him is one voice, Jesus, who said 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me' as it is written in John 14;6.
It is just so good that we can be sure of receiving the truth from Him via God Himself through the Holy Spirit. There can be so many voices vying for our attention (and choices). But, there is one voice from the one God that in Him and Him alone we can trust.
Lord, when we are tempted, please help us. Expose the source if it is from Satan and over rule Him by Your power. Thank You, Father that Your voice is still and small and gentle and never goes back on what was said. Your voice never accuses, never condemns and never alters; only urges and suggests. Your voice never ever makes us feel frightened or shameful or doubting but negotiates with us in Your ways. Your voice and instructions do not ever force or bully or co-erce us as Satan's does. Help us pray 'I will put my trust in Him' You God as You told us to do in Hebrews 2;13. Thank you for this endless help in discerning the voices. Amen.
The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion