Job, from the Bible says, “Your lies might convince a jury – but would they convince God?” Ch. 13 (MSG) Then he goes on to say, “… they’re for nothing but gathering dust.”
It amazes me how often people lie. What amazes me more is when the liar will defend themselves knowing they had lied. Of course the first lie ever told was by Satan to Eve in the Garden of Eden when he said to her, “You will not surely die.” Some lies have half trues embedded in them. No, Eve did not die immediately, this was true, but she did die spiritually in the moment she took that first bite, ever separating her from God.
- There is no such thing as a “white” lie. Where did that even come from?
- There is no such thing as a “little” lie. A lie is deception no matter what.
- A lie is okay if it protects someone else’s feelings. Nope!
- They will never know.
The truth always comes out in the end. I used to teach my children, “Tell me the truth, for the truth can always be dealt with.” Lies hurt people, create distrust, and can cause division. A lie, no matter how small one may think it is brings about destruction.
Real harm is when people lie to themselves. Some lie so often they can’t even remember who they have lied to and what lie they told, so they tell more lies to attempt to cover themselves. The truth is this; there will come a day, when we all stand before God and all truth will be revealed. Your lies might convince a jury – but would they convince God? There will be no denying the truth as God knows it, and certainly no defense mounted that can hold up to the truth. Scriptures tell us that the truth sets us free, and the real Truth, Jesus, sets us free indeed. Free from eternal damnation in hell.
Now you know the truth. Please accept it, and live free, now and forevermore.
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