The Ten Commandments are the moral laws of God? And fabricating untruths are so important to Him that he made lies one of the “Top Ten.” So, I can realistically believe; Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: Proverbs 12:22
At times, we take things as is, or without really knowing the real reason they are so important; for instance; Excellent speech becomes not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. Proverbs 17:7
The truth is required in order to be a person of character, besides the bitter truth is better than the sweetest lie? And, if we tell the truth in the first place, we can free up some time by not trying to remember all the lies we tell, just to get caught anyway.
What and why we lie is only part of the problem. One of the problems for me is: I can’t trust you anymore, and that look on some faces when caught in a lie is priceless. Often it looks like, “DUH,” to me. Would you agree, “It’s Something to Think About?”
Everything large or small, counts? In my opinion, it’s the smallest of things that make the biggest impact? I agree with Charles de Lint; There is never an easy route to the things that matter? And the things we think don’t matter: like the lies, we tell, with or without forethought. Perhaps, they are the ones that carry the most importance, and often come to life just when we don’t need any more drama.
A sharp tongue and a dull mind are usually found in the same head? And did you know, anger is a condition? The problem is the tongue is so quick, it definitely works faster than a rational mind. All I’m saying is in order to avoid “all that,” consider these three things first: (1) is it true? (2) was what you said kind? (3) and was it necessary?
FYI: Just because something isn’t true, don’t mean we have to be the ambassadors of getting the word out. And, it is better to be hurt by the truth than for us to waddle comfortably in a lie, while still wondering when did it start, and when will it end?
I have found in many instances, the truth hurts. But, lies are far more uncomfortable, causing us to scramble in our everyday walk just to keep up with them, and our outlook on life is at best, shaky. We don’t know what or who to believe.
Remember, lying lips hide hate, and the words offered comes from a fool. We all should know by now that listening is a two-way street; so in conclusion, I suggest that with our peers we should listen, as well as talk, but when God is talking we should shut up, and listen, period.
Thank you, Lord, for all you do, and especially for giving us Jesus Christ, the reason we celebrate the birth of your son during this Christmas season, and as always; In the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost, we pray.