“I have not spoken in secret, in a corner of the land of darkness; I did not call the descendants of Jacob [to a fruitless service], saying, Seek Me for nothing [but I promised them a just reward]. I, the Lord, speak righteousness (the truth–trustworthy, straightforward correspondence between deeds and words); I declare things that are right”.–Isaiah 45:19


There is no dichotomy with God.  Oh that it were so with my life.  Yes, and a continual, “straightforward correspondence between deeds and words.”  I best keep my mouth shut if it is not true of me or done in my life.


“Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father].  And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a [1] slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.” –Eph 5:1-2