Do you have to tell lies?

Question:  Are there still people out there that are totally honest in all their communications? When you talk to someone and repeat a conversation do you repeat it verbatim or do you add your slanted views. Do you throw people, who have trusted you with information, under the proverbial bus to trash their reputation and to make yourself seem “in the know”?

Ephesians 4: 25-32

What this adds up to, then, is this: no more lies, no more pretense. Tell your neighbor the truth. In Christ’s body we’re all connected to each other, after all. When you lie to others, you end up lying to yourself. Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the Devil that kind of foothold in your life. …

I have heard so many lies and half-truths lately until I am sick to death of people who use that form of communication instead of the truth and so does God. This scripture that my parents made me cut my teeth on is proof of that:

Proverbs 6: 16-19

Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion:

eyes that are arrogant,
a tongue that lies,
hands that murder the innocent,
a heart that hatches evil plots,
feet that race down a wicked track,
a mouth that lies under oath,
a troublemaker in the family.

Tell the truth no matter what the consequences, it’s just the right thing to do!

One Reply to “Do you have to tell lies?”

  1. Amen! I hate to be lied to. I would rather someone slap me than lie to me. Thank you.


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