“Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another” (Ephesians 4:25).Text — Ephesians 4:22-25
Lying is one of the most widespread characteristics of the human race. It is so ingrained in the nature of man that very few people had gained mastery over it. According to a National Geographic columnist, “Being deceitful is woven into our very fabric, so much so that it would be truthful to say that to lie is human.”
There are different types of lies and liars. First, there are the compulsive liars who make up stories that do not add up. Then there are habitual liars that lie all the time even when there is no need for a lie. Pathological liars are excellent liars and it is difficult to differentiate their truth from their lies. Sociopathic liars on the other hand tell deliberate lies with malicious intent – to harm and deceive. Most people are occasional liars who tell lies to avoid unpleasant consequences. Some tell ‘white lies,’ which are considered harmless or even beneficial. Lying is sin and is of the devil. The Lake of Fire awaits all liars. Receive power from Christ to tell nothing but the truth.
Lying is sin and of the devil
Be born again and overcome lying.
Prayer for today
Lord, help me to speak the truth always in Jesus’ name.