Committed to Truth
By: Rick Boxx
February 18, 2015
One of the biggest challenges to honesty is fear of punishment. One of my daughters once told my wife and I a significant lie.
The lie and cover up were bigger than the action she was hiding. When we asked her why she lied, she tearfully said she was afraid of the possible consequence.
When we’re caught in a misdeed, many of us will default to lying to cover it up, especially when we’re caught off guard. This leads to a multiplication of sin that only makes matters worse.
Proverbs 12:19 teaches, “Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.”
If you struggle with lying, remember a time your lying cost you dearly, etch it in your memory and commit to truth going forward. My daughter wishes she had.
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