KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:25 KJV “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another”.
One common sin of most people is speaking lies. Most people speak lies and nothing prompts them they are doing something wrong. Satan is the father of all liars. Telling lies allows the devil to borrow your lips for some seconds to use. According to Eph 4:15, speaking the truth makes us grow into the nature of Jesus in all things. Jesus is truth personified. When a man speaks lies, he grows to be like the devil in all things. The words that proceed from your lips, whether good or bad, defines you.
Most societies and homes have been shaped by lies such that trusting one another is a remote issue. Fathers tell lies to children; wives speak lies to husbands. Politicians promise us the heavens when they know they can’t deliver even good roads. Trust is the binding power of the society. The overabundance of lies kills trust from most homes. When that which is to bind a people together is destroyed, that family unit bleeds and hurts. The pain is that the man or woman is living with somebody he or she DOES NOT KNOW. I mean the individuals suffer from loneliness although they not alone.
Lies are purely the works of darkness but you the child of God is a son and a daughter of the light. You have been translated from darkness into light and you must speak the truth all the time.
Some reasons why people tell lies;
1. Because of fear of people or certain consequences
2. People speak lies so they can gain an advantage or outwit the other person.
The answer to these things is a trust in God. (Isaiah 8:13) Faith in God, is confidence in a higher power that is able to meet all challenges.
Another reason why people tell lies is when they refuse to live by normal godly standards. If a man goes for a side chick he would definitely tell lies to his wife. The antidote is, don’t go for any side chick and there would be no condition to lie.
I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus. I live by the life and power of God. I am a child of light. I have no darkness in me. I speak the truth always, because that is my nature. I have thrown away every hidden thing of dishonesty and commend myself to the conscience of men before God.
2 Corinthians 4:2 Net ” But we have rejected shameful hidden deeds, not behaving with deceptiveness or distorting the word of God, but by open proclamation of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience before God.”
Acts 24:16 NET” This is the reason I do my best to always have a clear conscience toward God and toward people”.