Here in this article I will try bring to your attention as to what God say about lying to others.
Bible verses about lying:
Colossians 3:9- ” Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices “
Here God reminds us that we should not lie since having accepted Jesus as our Lord and savior, we must not adhere to our old self by lying to others. Once you are born again in spirit and water, you can not and will not act in a non Christian manner. It is because of the Holy Spirit that is in you. Whenever, you try to lie, it warns you and reminds you that you are a Christian and not supposed to do it. And if you did lie, whether small or big, you need to confess it and ask for forgiveness.
That is one of the major differences in Christianity unlike in other religions. I understand in Buddhism there is no forgiveness of sins. If you sin you will be re born not as a human but it is possible as an animal or even a bird.
But it is not so in Christianity. Jesus said that you will have everlasting life in heaven with him. And we would be like angels.
Proverbs 12:22-” The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy “
God hates people who lie. Many do not realize it whether its a small white lie or a big lie. It is the same. You must at all cost not lie. Once you start lying in any situation it would turn into a habit or hobby. It is easy to get away from a difficult situation by lying. But consequences are big. You could be lying under oath. And you will be convicted of perjury.
There have been many incidents of lying, internationally. As in peace talks with North Korea. North Korea has many times promised to denuclearize but they did not. There have been many promises by international leaders that they would denuclearize but has not kept their promises. This is a sad state of affairs.
Can you tell when someone lies-
- One would look directly to the Right when lying and rolls the eyeballs to the right when lying on what they heard
- Looks down to the Right downwards, when lying about smells.
- Smile falsely only with their mouth with eyes stationary.
- When people touch their faces as when lying the face itch.
- Pursing lips as mouth goes dry often when lying.
- Sweating excessively is a sign that the person is lying.
- Blushing-women usually blushes when lying.
- Some shake their head when talking and it indicates he is lying as his body react naturally disagreeing to what he says.
- Some women talk non-stop when lying
Leviticus 19:11 ” Do not steal, do not lie, do not deceive one another.”
Stealing, lying and deceiving is linked together. You lie to steal land by doing that you deceive another. By doing that you lose trust among your friends and siblings.
Exodus 20:16-“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor”
When we are angry about someone, do not exaggerate and accuse them of doing that they have nothing to do with, or being a certain way that they never would. They are breaking one of the ten commandments, “do not bear false testimony against your neighbor ”
Proverbs 13:5– “the righteous hate what is false but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves”
The righteous or folks who abide by the commandments as given in the bible, would lead a Christian life away from untruth, would glow in the world like a fully blossomed flower. But the wicked will get into all sorts of trouble and ruin their life.
You would see that when studying the murderers, rapists, pedophiles and robbers that live today, committing all sorts of crime, then try to lie to get away from prison. Today, they have been given very lenient sentences and get out of prison early. Unfortunately, this results in them repeating the same crimes all over again. And most of them started by lying to their parents about everything. The small lies that started it all could take them to prison or even death row.
Proverbs 14:5–“an honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pour out lies”
How man you see going to jail because someone lied on the stand. But an honest witness will always tell the truth and the justice wins. It is tragedy to see either because of lack of witnesses or because someone lied, someone goes to jail for life. That in itself is a tragedy.
Ephesians 4:29- “Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful in building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen “
How many people gossip these days, and many lie. People make up stories, in other words lying, to hurt others. And these stories sometimes end up in the press, churches and social gatherings creating rumors.
It should not be so. One must always build the other up by supporting them, advising them, guiding them in the correct path. That is how you show brotherly love. Not hurting others with gossip and insults.
Psalm 34:12:13- “Who is the man who desires life And loves length of days that he may see good ? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit”
Tongue is like fire, noone can tame it. Unless you keep hold of it, it can actually destroy you. If you need to lead a good, prosperous life, you must keep hold of your tongue. Do not let the tongue control you. You control the tongue, life and death depends on it.
I see many gossip on others and try ruin their lives, but ultimately it is gossip mongers who lose it. This reminds me of the saying “whatever you do to others will come back to you” and it will haunt you. Therefore, its imperative hold your lounge and use it wisely.
Ephesians 4:25-“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”
We are supposed to keep off falsehood and speak truthfully as Christians
1 John 2:4- “The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him “
How can one say that he knows God yet does not keep his commandments ? If you do, you become a liar in God’s eyes.Once you accept God and become a strong believer, you must keep all commandments. If not you have not fully embraced him.
1 John 4:20-“If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.”
Here God is telling you, how can one love God, when you do not even care for you brother, sister, neighbor, father, mother, cousin, co-worker or team-mate that you know and see, yet you say that you love God whom you have never seen. This is unacceptable in God’s eyes.
It means that love of God is not in you. A clear example would be that when you see someone begging the street, starving, you ignore him and walk past by. Or you close your eyes when you see someone helpless in an accident.
You have a grudge against your co-worker; rather than trying to resolve it, you ignore him and try to harass him. This is against godly principles.
What I am emphasizing here is you can become a liar by your actions not only with your tongue.
John 8:44- “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
Here we are referring to Satan. He lied from the beginning starting by deceiving Eve to encourage Adam to sin as indicted in Genesis. People are influence to lie by Satan. He is the deceiver. And king of lies.
You will know when someone says something out of the ordinary and tries to entice you to do wrong. Do not fall for it as that person is being influenced by Satan to do so.
Everything about being a Christian is related to the way you live, if you live an ungodly life, that means you are a liar not in Christ. Moreover, your behavior will be influenced by Satan.Almost all troubles in the world is caused by Satan, who is actually a bad angel fallen from grace of God and working against Christians.
Therefore, walk through the straight Godly path, refrain from lying at all cost.
**** If you have any questions or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.