It Is Written, revelation 21:8, but the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
In the next week or so, I will briefly discuss the ways we lie. Sometimes we may not even realize we are lying. These messages, as well as all the messages from this ministry, are written to enlighten or warn, not condemn.
Regular lies, as most people understand lies, happen all the time. Some of us lie so much it becomes who we are. By the way, as far as God is concerned, there is no such thing as a small lie. They are all destructive, ruin your reputation, and produce very bad results.
When you lie to anyone, it is disrespect to that person. Who and what you are lying about, varies in its destructiveness. If you lie to a loved one, it usually stays with you for years in the form of guilt. Lies destroy relationships. If it involves a loved one, they may never trust you again. You cannot take back that kind of destruction.
In the work place, lies can destroy coworkers. Decisions made by people on top could be based in part on lies that were passed down to them as the truth. Anyone along the way can affect you and your family. The next time you're tempted to lie, put yourself in the position of the one lied to, or lied about.
Many crimes go unsolved or unpunished because of lies. If you know something and don't make the truth known, or say you don't know, but in fact you do know, you are bearing false witness. An innocent person could end up paying for something he didn't do. What if it was you?
I have seen accidents in a factory setting. It is very rare for someone to tell the truth about what they saw. God does not believe in a code of silence. Two things generally happen as a result of silence or lies. The safety of all the workers is jeopardized because the proper action cannot be taken, or the accident is falsely blamed on something else.
I could go on and on about the destructiveness of lies, but I think you get the idea. If you are saved, your past lies and all other sins are forgiven, but that does not give you a blank check for sins. The best way to keep from lying, is to not put yourself in the position where you feel that you have to lie. As I said earlier, I will go into other forms of lying that you may not have even thought about. Till then, praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
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