The Agony of the Lie

Nearly all of us know the pain that comes with being deceived. Yet even knowing that, are you still going to tell that lie?”

No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes. (Psalm 101:7 ESV)

“It was for your good.”

We’ve all heard that, the lie having been told to make us feel better, or to hide something that someone didn’t want us to know. It may have worked for a time, but then the lie came to light.

The dishonesty was exposed. Oh, how our heart was pierced with the agony of the lie!

We can call it “white,” a misrepresentation, or a simple fib. It all means the same thing. We intended to deceive someone. The truth was sidelined, kicked to the side, and for what purpose?

The Word of God assures us that “no one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house.”

No one means no one, no matter how good our intentions.

From Success-Speak: The Art of Maximizing Your Potential Through What You Say, by Steven K. Dunn, Day 4

Excerpt of the Day

When [people] see us live for Jesus, they will see Jesus live in us.

From Good Men Can Be Found in Bad PlacesPosted 19 July 2013