Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one. – Matthew 5:37 (NLT)
Lying is something I have really struggled with. Sometimes it looks like stretching the truth. I often like to make myself seem better than I actually am. Sometimes, I’ve lied before to save myself from getting in trouble with my parents. How about you? Have you struggled with lying?
Here’s the truth about lying. Many times, lying comes from loving and wanting to preserve ourselves. We want people to think good things about us, and sometimes we stretch the truth to make ourselves look better. A lot of the time, we can justify lying because often it doesn’t really hurt anyone. And it helps us avoid trouble or look bad in front of other people.
Today’s Truth: Speak the truth in all you do!
Regardless of how we try to justify lying, the truth is that it’s sin. God is truth, and lying is not in His character. He tells us in the Bible that we should be keeping our word and speaking truth. So as children of God, we should not be lying. We should be known for speaking truth, and speak truth in all we do.
So if lying has been a struggle for you, decide today to ask God for His help. Ask Him to help you stop lying and speak truth in all you do. With His help, you can put lying aside and walk free from the habit of lying.