We at times ‘reason’ that an untruth goes unknown. A lie is a lie! Do we have The spirit? Old things have passed away, all things in The name of Jesus have become new.
We are Man (human) so we are born in sin! The first lie was Satan who is the father of all lies:
“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
Lies were born in him. he moved Adam and Eve to lie.
Eve was the first compromiser of God’s Word with fallible science—she made her own interpretation of sense data authoritative over God’s word. That is, the fruit was good for food and delightful to the eyes, so she figured that this overruled God’s clear command against eating (Genesis 3:6).
There was foregiveness, but Adam and Eve his. A lie is an attempt to hide the truth! All will be known!
God knows ALL, He is creator, He sees all! Our going out and coming in.
will watch over your life;
“The Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.”
God has perfect knowledge of us, and all our thoughts and actions are open before him. It is more profitable to meditate on Divine truths, applying them to our own cases, and with hearts lifted to God in prayer, than with a curious or disputing frame of mind. That God knows all things, is omniscient; that he is every where, is omnipresent; are truths acknowledged by all, yet they are seldom rightly believed in by mankind. God takes strict notice of every step we take, every right step and every by step. He knows what rule we walk by, what end we walk toward, what company we walk with. When I am withdrawn from all company, thou knowest what I have in my heart. There is not a vain word, not a good word, but thou knowest from what thought it came, and with what design it was uttered. Wherever we are, we are under the eye and hand of God. We cannot by searching find how God searches us out; nor do we know how we are known. Such thoughts should restrain us from sin.
A white lie? Is a lie!
Lying is a deliberate attempt to deceive by use of any form of untruth. By words, gestures, circumstances, or silence an attempt may be made to convince another that there is a reality different from what we know to be true.
The book of James tells us, “Let your ‘Yes,’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No,’ lest you fall into judgment” (James 5:12). Our word should be our bond. A person who feigns illness to avoid work is lying. A person who has his secretary say he is out, when he is in, is lying and forcing her to lie too. A person who fails to declare his income accurately on his tax return is lying. A person who falsifies his achievements or age is lying. A person who covers up or exaggerates facts is lying. A person who misrepresents merchandise is lying. A person who bears false witness against another breaks the ninth commandment by lying, and one who does so in court is guilty of the crime of perjury.
We may strive to ‘explain’ lied away, but an untruth is an untruth. If and when we act it is a decision. Who/What guides your decisions?
Making decisions can feel overwhelming.
You have a gazillion options to choose between for everything.
You’ll open a new browser tab in Google to an answer a question before making a decision.
You’ll bounce back and forth at work by switching between tasks hundreds of times.
To add insult to injury, according to one study, adults will make 35,000 decisions every day.
Of the 35,000 decisions, how many are Spirit led? From easy – what should I wear today? To “what should I say/do?”
When found out it all begins a spiral. Spirals go downward! So, we spin downward. Think! Is it ever worth it? One lie leads to another and in essence everything is changed. Why lie? It may seem to ‘protect’ you, but if and when found out. It leads to the spiral we spoke about.
So, why lie?
Even religious persons, if not holding to godly standards, resort to lying. Do you remember the reaction of the Jewish religious leaders on hearing that the executed Jesus of Nazareth had been resurrected? They bribed the soldiers guarding Jesus’ tomb to say: “His disciples came in the night and stole him while we were sleeping.”—Matthew 28:12-15.
Yet it appears that lying is not natural to humans. Dr. Lewis Thomas wrote: “As I understand it, a human being cannot tell a lie, even a small one, without setting off a kind of smoke alarm somewhere deep in a dark lobule of the brain, resulting in the sudden discharge of nerve impulses, or a sudden outpouring of neurohormones of some sort . . . Lying, then, is stressful, even when we do it for protection, or relief, or escape, or profit.” (Discover, December 1980) These physical reactions are what trigger a lie detector.
Since lying is so stressful, how did it get started?
Who Told the First Lie?
Jesus Christ identified the first liar, and he showed that it was not a human. He said: “When he [Satan] speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie.” (John 8:44) So the first liar was Satan the Devil. When did he start telling lies? According to the Bible, it was shortly after the beginning of the history of the human race.
The event is recorded in the Bible book of Genesis, and the lie was a matter of life or death for mankind. God indicated to the first man, Adam, that his continued life depended on obedience. He gave Adam a simple law to keep and said that if he failed to keep that law he would “positively die.” But Satan maliciously lied and said: “You positively will not die.” That was the first of the billions of lies that have been heard on this planet Earth.—Genesis 2:17; 3:4.
Many today do not believe that account in the Bible. But Jesus, the most truthful man who ever lived, confirmed that the record in Genesis is not myth but true history. (Matthew 19:4, 5) Certainly, the results of that alie are still with us. It spelled disaster for the human race.
We may think we will never be found out, wrong! When found out, it hurts more than if we start with the truth!