The truth shall set you free
Proverbs 12 vs 22
“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal truthfully are His delight.”
A famous car manufacturing company was recently caught out and exposed for having said something that was untrue. Their crime is that they had lied and misled the world at large, there was an international outcry because of the lies they had told.
All hell broke loose, resulting in the CEO and the board of directors stepping down in shame and scandal, after they had been exposed. Not long before that, a famous politician had stepped down because of the lies he had told his country that had been discovered.
As I thought about it I realised how interesting it is that one can literally get away with all and sundry when it comes to issues related to morality, but the standard set for what can and cannot be said is very high. A certain section of society will not forgive someone who tells lies.
Somehow people have become so accustomed to telling lies that it has got to a point where the truth is twisted in a bid to get ahead or achieve an objective. We have even got to a point where we categorise lies according to “how serious they are”, there are white lies and blue lies. The reality is an untruth is an untruth, period.
It is sometimes easier to manage circumstances, situations, events and outcomes by twisting the truth, this is something we are all guilty of. When confronted with unfamiliar circumstances and a possibility he was not sure of, Abraham was quick to sell off his wife as his sister. Only when his actions began to bring misfortune into the home of Pharaoh and he was found out, did he own up that he had told an untruth.
It’s so much easier to mask things with untruth, however it reveals the type of person you are. It shows that you have a total lack of trust in God above, because you are eager to twist and change your fortunes using your own interventions.
Like Abraham, these interventions can sometimes have negative outcomes for all concerned. The truth may not be palatable but once it has been said, what more can possibly occur other than acceptance?
I have known people who tell all manner of tales in a bid to achieve a desired outcome, an expedient outcome that is not divine in nature and will not stand the test of time. Before long, you will face something similar and, like Abraham, you will continue to fail the test.
Not long after that, your lies will start to trip you as they become difficult to sustain. One lie leads to another and before long, you have a multitude of lies to maintain and manage. This will have a stressful impact on you because lying becomes your life and you have to keep it up.
Trust the Lord to provide a breakthrough for where you find yourself today. Trust Him enough to not take the intended course that you think is easier. Pain may manifest from the truth you may have to tell and share but trust Him enough to know that He won’t let you down, despite what it seems like.
In time, Abraham changed and today we know Him as having exhibited faith that is spoken and told of from generation to generation. Learn from your mistakes and graduate to a better place, like Abraham did.
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