Lying Lips


I bet you can think of a time or two when you’ve been less than honest. Everybody’s done it. Told a little half-truth or possibly even a big fat lie. We are human afterall. It’s one of those things that impacts each of us in some way or another. I have never felt good about lying. I grew up in a home where lies were spoken without even the slightest thought. Forever I am touched by that. Honesty, trust, faith in what someone says matters to me.

Lying destroys our credibility. Everytime you speak dishonestly, you set yourself up to sin further and with more ease. Lies have destroyed marriages, family relationships, friendships, careers, and countless other things in the lives of people. There is never a good reason to lie. Lying goes directly against what scripture says. Proverbs 12:22 says, “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in those who tell the truth”. That whole detesting thing? I don’t want that word linked up with anything my Lord feels about me. So … lying just cannot be.

When I think of lying, I’m reminded of Ananias and Sapphira. They really thought they could get away with their little lie. I mean, who would know? Well, I’ll tell you. God would. Just like He knows when you or I decide to lie. They had dishonesty in their heart and acted further on it. That’s what sin does. It gets easier the more we do it. God didn’t let them get away with the lies. He struck them both down for it. Thankfully he doesn’t quite handle you and I like that. But we should surely take his stance on lying more seriously.

I’m thankful for the Holy Spirit and it’s conviction over my heart. When I have spoken a lie…..the conviction does not go away until I get it right. Thank you God for that, even though it can be embarrassing or troublesome. I would rather live at peace with God than be in turmoil for my lying tongue. What about you? Do you feel strongly about lying? Is it something you take seriously? Or is it one of those….oh it’s no big deal things?

Remember, even little white lies are real lies to God.

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