KEY VERSE: “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth to his neighbour: for we are members of one another” (Ephesians 4:25).
Albert Einstein notes thus: “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” Lying has gradually become institutionalized and acceptable by many people and even among so called Christians today. Ungodly expressions like white lies’among even highly respected religious ministers have contributed immensely to the menace of lying and by implication to the moral decadence in our society.
God’s position about lying has not changed. It does make a whole lot of sense to obey God rather than opinions or perceptions of men. If you must escape hell and not have Ananias and Saphira as partners of eternal doom you must avoid lying and tell the truth at all times even when it hurts to do so. Dare to be different! You have to be born again to make it easy for you to tell the truth.
Challenge: God hates lying.
Prayer: Lord, deliver me from lying tongues
Quote: God’s position about lying has not changed
Bible Reading in one Year: Revelation 22:12-19