Who never said anything improper or out of place? We all did at least once. This can even be revealed, but to lie is considered a sin before God.
It’s very important to be careful with our tongue. We cannot forget that from our mouth can come out words of life to edify, just like words of death to destruction.
Today I will speak about lie. What many people don’t know is that there are many ways to lie. Let’s see:
Deceive – Many people deceive others for many reasons. Be it for greed, convenience, to hide something improper, or to gain benefits. This brings terrible consequences and shows that we don’t trust in God in the moment of managing the situation.
Half-truths – Which are the same as half-lies, means to not say the truth completely. In other words, to hide or to omit something, not to say things as they really are. This happens a lot when someone wants to apologize for something, and makes believe facts that did not happen exactly the ways she’s saying.
Exaggerate – Many times people try to make a story beautiful to get more attention from the listeners. To exaggerate seems inoffensive but it’s a way of lying. The person decorates the truth to make it seem more credible, however she loses her credibility because she exaggerates and increases it, changing the real facts.
“Lying lips are abomination to the Lord, but those who deal truly are His delight.” Proverbs 12:22
How about you? Have you ever seen yourself in a situation that you used deceive, half-truths, or exaggeration?