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We've all heard the jokes about politicians — "How can you tell if a politician is lying? If is lips are moving!" It is truly a shame that their past conduct has branded them with such a terrible reputation. Surely, their potential for doing good has become severely limited because of their inclination to tell lies. Christian, do see a lesson there? Can you understand the critical need for honesty in all that we do? The Scriptures have a good deal to say about this…

"Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another."
(Ephesians 4:25)

"Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight."
(Proverbs 12.22)

"Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds."
(Colossians 3:9)

From these verses, we conclude that honesty is necessary in order to:
  • Maintain our relationship with others
    ("we are members one of another")
  • Please the Lord
    ("lying lips are an abomination")
  • Demonstrate we have truly been converted
    ("put off the old man with his deeds")
Christians, remember that, "all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death" (Revelation 21:8).