Psalm 101:7 ‘No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.’
Colossians 3:9-10 ‘Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.’
Many elite and ordinary people believe that lying is OK. A testimony given recently by a young person about his own friends and acquaintances was, “everyone lies all the time, I don’t know why, they just do”
Jesus teaches in John 8:44 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” In this verse Jesus tells us where intentional lies are coming from. The devil.
Many people today are facing rapid moral decline. This is not where they intended to be in their life. However, they have made choices that have directed their steps, and one of these choices has been to ‘tell a lie’.
The Bible is clear that no liars will enter the kingdom of God. Revelation 21:8 says, “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Lying is not OK according to God. This practice is not OK because it is a part of our culture or because ‘everyone is doing it’. I had an experience a few days ago where two automobile shop employees lied to me about my car’s need for a $240.00 anti-freeze flush. When I went for a second opinion I found out that my car’s antifreeze capacity was more than adequate.
These two automobile shop employees not only lied to me, but they also emphasized how dangerous it was to the operation of my car to not have this service done immediately. Their whole presentation was a lie and a scam.