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Jan 17, 2017

Stretching the Truth

written by Karlon Cromwell
in category Devotionals

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal truthfully are His delight. Proverbs 12: 22

Lying is a sin! No sugar coating! No prancing around it . . . there’s no room in a Christian’s life for lying. The Bible says in Proverbs 12: 22, “The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.” But in our society today, lying is looked upon as no big deal and even necessary. There are all forms of acceptable lies in our culture. Some people refer to them as little white lies. However, the reality is that there is no such thing. A lie . . . is a lie! Even exaggeration is a form of lying. Stretching the powerful or meaningful than it really is. Bottom line—there’s not a good reason to lie. Not ever! Lying destroys relationships, especially our relationship with Jesus. Planning to deceive others with untrue statements, denying access to information someone is entitled to, or trying to avoid punishment or repercussions for your actions is just plain wrong in God’s eyes. People have become desensitized to all forms of dishonesty and no longer agree on the rules that manage behavior. But God expects us to tell the truth, to stand for truth, and teach the truth!

—  Erica Christie-Campbell

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