Is it ever ok to lie in God’s eye? Any size lie? NO.

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I am writing this article with the hope that I can prevent at least one brother or sister from making the mistakes I have. I have grown up in a world where it was “acceptable” to not be truthful on many subjects such as job applications, tax returns, age, education level, school tests etc. The affected people were usually people I love, people at work. It was so natural. So easy. So very very sinful. As a result, I find my self still lying out of pure habit. This is not a proclamation but a confession. It has been so ingrained in me from an early age that for the most part I have found it to be an acceptable practice. And herein lies the problem. ( no pun intended ). Any non-truth is a lie. The bible is very clear on this subject.
Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
6:19 A false witness that speakers lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
What is a lie? As defined by Websters Dictionary:
1. To make a statement that one knows is false, especially with the intent to deceive.
2. To give a false impression or action or false statement, especially with the intent to deceive.
3. To make a false statement in order to evade the truth.
4. The invention of a false story or excuse in order to deceive.
When is the last time you told someone, “I’ll get back to you on that” knowing full well you weren’t. “Tell them I’m not here” you say to your spouse to avoid a phone conversation. I had a clear message from the Holy Spirit, but I had to get a letter out, and I didn’t bother correcting a known lie written in the letter. “It’s not going to hurt anyone” I convinced myself as I sent the letter on. What about little white lies? “Oh I complemented her outfit because I didn’t want to hurt her feelings.” But it was still a lie, wasn’t it? I have committed many sins in my life and broken several of the commandments including this one; “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” This means do not tell a lie. Any lie. Do not tell stories that are untrue about people. When you tell a lie, you hurt yourself as well as others. Soon people will not trust what you say. It is just easier to tell the truth so you don’t have to remember what lie you told.
I wanted to remind you that these little lies are a sin, and a lie is a lie period. I have spent a lot of time praying and begging for forgiveness. I am working on correcting the lying once and for all. I will work on it for the rest of my life.
I will continue to pray and beg for forgiveness. I am so thankful that Jesus gave his life on a cross to pay for mine and the worlds sins. To wash away my sins with his blood. I am blessed to have God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in my life when I make dumb mistakes like this.
I love you God, Jesus and the Holy Spirt. Amen.

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