“Just as you dislike when someone lies to you, so does the Lord. In fact, He is incapable of lying — It is impossible for God to lie” (Hebrews 6:18).
This blog is written specifically for you to ponder questions about lying. Have you ever lied? Has anyone ever lied to you? What are your thoughts on telling fibs? White lies? Tall tales? Untruth? Falsehoods? Stories? Fictions? Rumors? These words are synonymous despite being tailored to sound truthful or less hurtful to someone.
If lies are shared about you, can you identify inuendos in conversations with others? I can, they are so obvious. However, converted Christians are biblically-nourished and do not fall for Satan’s cheap tactics causing one to sin, or do his evil bidding through words, thoughts and deeds. It is not worth giving away peace of mind for foolishness. “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord” (Romans 12:19).
Sadly, lying is one of those sins people tend to think of as not a big deal, but scriptures tells us in Proverbs 6:16-19: “These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.” Notice that in this short list of seven things God hates, two of the things mentioned are “a lying tongue” and “a false witness.”
What does the Bible say about lies…
Do you believe none of us is always perfectly honest due to our fallen nature? What do you suggest when someone tells you that they are contemplating telling a lie for whatever reason deemed necessary?
Without a doubt, I believe perspectives need to change to looking at lying the way God looks at it. What about you? Please share in comments your thoughts about lying.