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What About Lying?

Lying seems to be a convenient way to keep from getting into trouble or to make us look better than we are.  A lie can so easily roll off the tongue and can even be made to appear palatable if we refer to it as a “little white lie.”

Do we ever stop to think whom we are acting like when one of those “little white lies” rolls off our tongues?  Jesus said in John 8:44, “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desire of your father.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar, and the father of lies.”

In Ephesians 4, as Paul was exhorting the Ephesian brethren, and all Christians, to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called”, he wrote in verse 25, “Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth, each one of you, with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.”

It is never right to lie.  Under no circumstances and regardless of the consequences honesty is not only always right; it is truly the best policy.  2 Corinthians 8:21 tells us, “For we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.”
Greg Litmer