Proverbs 6:17-19 “Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion: eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies, hands that murder the innocent, a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track, a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family.”
In the King James version, it says its an abomination, which in the dictionary says “a thing that causes disgust or a feeling of hatred.
Imagine that? Does lying really make God sick to his stomach in disgust when it has become something that we so easily accept? In a recent poll of 1,000 people, 91% of people said they lie about the small things, 36% say they lie about the big things. But does this really make a difference? Why does God hate something that we have come to find so accepting & compromise on?
Looking further into this here are a few examples of why He despises lying.
James 3:5-6 “In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. 6 And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.”
Titus 1:2 “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began” It doesn’t say that God choses not to lie, but He CANNOT.. because He is truth.
James 8:44 “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.” When Satan lies he speaks his native language!!! Yet we have learned to accept that is ok.. and giving Satan the control to speak the way He speaks and shy away from the TRUTH only the FATHER can speak.
So why do we think its ok? When it so clearly states we won’t get away with it:
Hebrews 4:13 “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”
Lying comes natural because so many times its easier than the truth. But little white lies only have the snowball effect until before you know it you are a prisoner in your own sin, caught up in lies after lies.
Next time when you think its easier to tell someone a little might lie that might seem like the easy way out, remember what Proverbs 6:17 says in that God HATES it.
“You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act.” Matthew 7:16
Stop compromising with the world. Stand above.