How many of us were brought up being told it is wrong to lie. When we’re young we know it’s a bad thing, but when we’re older we learn lying can keep us out of heaven! “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates of the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie”.(Revelation 22:14,15).
We live in a world that satan is god of, and his favorite job is keeping people deceived from the knowledge of God. He tries his best to make the wrong look right all of which God let’s us know how outside of his way this really is. “Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!.(Isaiah 5:20,23)………..Remember excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.(Proverbs 17:7).
The enemy of our soul satan isn’t fictional, but works through those who allow his ways to be worked through them and it is things opposite of the righteousness of God. Jesus did not say he was the Way, The lie, And the Life he is a truth placed by the Father in heaven for Believers to follow. For those who do not want to be of the truth of God he clearly says this: “Even him, whose coming is after the working of satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie”.(2 Thessalonians 2:9-11).
Those who follow Christ stand out as different and laughed to scorn if they do not want to conform to the worlds ways, lie’s included. Example is have you ever been among people and they think a dirty and degrading joke is so funny and it makes you feel so uncomfortable? Did you know it’s biblical as a Christian to feel this way? “A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue”. (Proverbs 17:4).
The guilt trip is one of satans many device’s he uses to keep the people of God intimidated and oppressed. That is why it’s so important to know the scriptures, so your aware of all the lies satan tries to pass as truth. The wrong is not justified in God’s eye’s, no matter how pretty a package it’s wrapped up in! God’s faith stands sure and is unchangeable whether we live by it or not. “For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, that thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou are judged”.
The deception of satan is greatest at this time of year when people lie to their children (All in fun they say) and tell them a man in a red suit will be coming to bring gifts down the chimney, and he will be brought there by a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer……Really all in fun lying makes God smile? Jesus was born on December 25th ???? Maybe this year it’s time to learn Our Saviour Jesus was conceived on this date. The bible doesn’t lie.