It never ceases to amaze me how easily people lie. I am not talking about your driver’s licences lie. We lie all the time. Jesus called Satan the Father of lies. This fact alone should help us to strive to tell the truth. But we don’t. At work if someone asks you if you are a Christian, do you tell the truth? Before you answer, remember Matthew 10:33. I have included it.
Lying is a part of life; it shouldn’t be, but it is. There has to be a line that you will not cross. Make the bar low. My age, I don’t come out and lie, I just say, I don’t remember.
They say women are better at dates then men, In our family, the men are very good at dates. They are history freaks spending hours arguing over a tiny detail. It is annoying. I am so bad at dates, that I forgot to plan something for my 20th Wedding Anniversary. (Thanks Again Margene, Terri, Sean and Mike, for coming) The 25th is coming. I need to plan.
You are probably wondering why I am that way. As a young girl, I learned my age is always a disadvantage plus History is BORING. THE REAL REASON, ASK MY KIDS THEY WILL TELL YOU. mom HATES IT WHEN WE LIE. Everyone should abhor lies. They cause arguments, hurt feelings, infidelity, distrust, just to name a few.
My husband some sayings:
if they claim to be an attorney they are liars. Document everything.
If they are selling beware of lies.
In today’s society, if you don’t seek out lies, then you are foolish. The world has always been this way, for proof, read Proverbs. It is chock full of warnings for fools. Liars make me mad. Ever watch #JudgeJudy, my reaction is mild compared to her’s, she yells. Unless you are family, I will ignore you.
THE CHALLENGE: TRY TELLING THE TRUTH FOR ONE DAY AND SEE HOW IT GOES.
John 8:44: You are of your father the devil, and it is your will to practice the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar and the father of lies and half-truths. (AMP)
Matthew 10:33: But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven. (ASV)
Colossians 3:9-10: 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. (NIV)