COLOSSIANS 3:9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.
I've seen statistics as to how many lies we tell each day on average and it's quite horrifying!In my earlier business life over some years, not being strictly honest and massaging the truth a little so easily became a way of life without me even REALISING! HOW APPALLING!!*hangs head in utter shame!*
From there I spent years, yes, years, trying to overcome this habit, which we simply HAVE to call "lying" - and finding it so unbelievably hard to achieve! If nothing else this has ended up convincing me that lying is one of our most persistent and deep-set of all sins, by which we deeply HURT OUR WONDERFUL GOD every day of our Christian lives!!! QUESTION: it's really important for us to consider how much we actually CARE about that??
TITUS 1:2 ... In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began;
His Word says that He CANNOT lie! That's a WOW!! NO LIES is because of His TOTAL holiness and perfection! Incredibly, His deep desire then is THE SAME THING FOR US -because we are His people, and belong to Him! Amazing!...
1 PETER 1:15 But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
Just not possible, hey!... WILL BE WHEN WE REACH ETERNITY THO!!!! But meantime, the $64,000 question is this: HOW MUCH DO YOU and I WANT TO BE HOLY LIKE GOD? What I mean by that is: "Do you desire to BE GOOD and to DO GOOD, and so to grow in... RIGHTEOUSNESS? Oh yes, you can trust me on this one: YOU most certainly can be growing in RIGHTEOUSNESS! And the greater your righteousness and holinessand godliness (being LIKE God), the better your life here will be, and certainly later in heaven!!
- BM, with his Lady