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Liar, Liar….

How many lies have you said today? I mean untruths, white lies, fibs, something other than absolute truth. We all lie and most of us think nothing about it. In fact, we usually make up excuses for saying the lie as if to justify it like when we compare lying to something really bad like murder. But what about those of us who proclaim to follow King Y’shua Messiah? What does our King say about lying?

Revelation 21:8 puts lying right up there at the top with murder as things followers should not partake of.

Proverbs 19:5 tells all who read it that there is no escape from the consequence of a lie.

Psalms 63:11 say all who lie will be stopped.

More specifically, the Word of God explains clearly how our King feels about lying:

Proverbs 12:22 states that lying lips are an abomination to our King.

Psalms 101:7 informs us that those who lie will not abide with our King nor remain in His service!

Psalms 5:6 warns us that God will destroy those who lie, and that our King abhors liars!

Leviticus 19:11 makes it very clear that our King Y’shua Messiah requires all of His followers to refrain from all lying. As does Colossians 3:9.

Acts 5:1-5 describe what can happen to followers who lie.

The point here is that we could go on for hours listing all that is discussed in the Bible about lying. With that in mind, we are not talking about becoming a perfect, non-sinning individual, but we are saying that if we cannot speak the truth, it is impossible to live there–in the Truth. And that is exactly what our King Y’shua messiah did and requires His followers to do–live in Truth. Like everything in life this takes time and is a process, but unlike many things in life, learning how to speak the truth consistently and exclusively will effect ones whole life as well as all those that that life comes in contact with. Overall the affect will be positive, although it may look just the opposite at the beginning.

Revelation 22:15

“Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.”  NASB (bold font added)

Take time and read that verse while studying each and every word used, and you will see that we all practice lying and some even love to lie. However, few of us understand how God looks at those who lie in the same way He looks at murderers!

If lying is just a minor little vice that means little to you then you should be able to stop lying now that you can clearly see that God does not approve.

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