No lie!

Judging between right and wrong and good and evil has been slipping from our hands. Being able to decipher good has become very difficult with so many deceptive practices nowadays. Identity theft has been on the uprise. Statistics show that 1 out every 10 persons will fall victim to fraud, and 1.3 million children will have their identity stolen. Because the stories have become so convincing, that more and more people are having a harder time then ever in judging a lie and the truth. The most widely accepted definition of the word lie is “A lie is a statement made by one who does not believe it with the intention that someone else shall be led to believe it”. Jesus told his disciples not to allow anyone deceive them (Mt24:4), because he knew that many false prophets would come. Today it has become a social tool to deny, not tell or with hold the truth not realizing the detrimental effects it has on our social emotional.  When we omit the truth we cause an increase on our stress level leading to heart increase, and breath becomes more shallow where muscles becoming more tense to leading to heart failure. Jesus said “and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (Jh8:32). 

Matthew 27:19-20

19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. 20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

The Pharisee’s and those who hated Jesus found themselves in a difficult situation with regarding the truth. They really wanted to find Jesus guilty of something, but could not. They brought to the court many false witnesses whose testimony did not hold truth, until two came (Mt26:60) who mentioned a comment about the temple. The stress level was a peak high within the enemies of Christ. They were looking for a truth that could convict the Christ to the penalty of death, and it wasn’t until Jesus confessed his deity that the guilty verdict was declared (Mt26:64-65). Now, did this confession merit the death penalty or was this a clash between good and evil, truth or lie? Lie did not cause the Christ to be crucified, but truth (1Pe2:22-23). It is that difficult moment of our lives of whether we walk in truth or lie that determines our fate. The Psalmist asked God to teach him to walk in truth (ps86:11), and John’s joy was to see the children of God walking in truth (3Jh1:4). 

















32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,

64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.

1 Peter 2:22

22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

Psalms 86:11

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

3 John 4

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.




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