Passion for God, Compassion for People

Commandment 9 Do Not Lie

Avoid the dangers connected to lying by being honest with yourself, with others and with God.

God gave the commandments to people that he loved. These commandments are to be followed out of relationship rather than out of ritual or obligation.

Today’s commandment is about lying. To lie is to make a false statement deliberately presenting that statement as being true. We can stretch the truth, we can tell little white lies and we can hold back from telling all the truth. We can give false testimony.

Lying is not pleasing to God and is not good for us. Often, one lie leads to another lie. Researchers have confirmed that it takes more brain energy to lie than it does to simply tell the truth.

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