Proverbs 12:22 – The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
No circumstance is worth lying for. Mostly because your lie will come back and bite you. Once you lie, you will find yourself needing to tell more lies in order to keep people from finding out that you’re not telling the truth. This may fragment your relationships. Lying can be a form of self-protection. You may be ashamed at what you’ve done, or you feel that telling the truth will cause people to walk away from you. But even with the prospect of protecting yourself, it’s never worth it. There are always consequences when lying. It can become easier and easier with each lie you tell. And even if people never find out that you’re lying, you’ll know. What you think of yourself will become thin ice which can easily be broken. Frequent lying can quickly become a habit that’s hard to break. You lie and now it’s time to live the truth. What does that mean? Speak your truth even if you estrange someone in your life. If you show others that you are working on stopping the lying cycle, they may give you another chance to share your life with them. God is not the author of lies. He walks in truth, and we should do the same. There are always consequences in lying, but it doesn’t only affect your relationships with friends and families. It also affects your relationship with God. Tell God that you are sorry for what you’ve done in all your lies, and he will forgive you and help you walk on the road of Truth.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.