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Lying is one of the Ten Commandments that are most broken, but why? Why do some people need to lie. It could come down to many things like pride, arrogance, personal image and other things, but for now let’s discuss the sin of lying. The Bible says in the Book of Proverbs 12:22 “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: But they that deal truly are his delight.” This pretty much sums up the sin of lying right here. The Lord does not like lying because whoever lies is breaking God’s law and sinning before Him, and God cannot and will not use someone who is constantly lying because they bear rotten fruit; the Lord cannot use them unless they repent of it, but that is easier said than done. Let’s talk about the consequences of lying. One of the major consequences of lying falling away from God, and no believer wants to fall away from the will of God. When you fall out of the will of the Lord, life itself becomes tougher, and you open yourself up to attacks from the devil himself. Lying is one of the ways that you open yourself up to attacks is lying; God wants and requires us to tell the truth in all situations because it pleases him, and one of the main goals as Christians to please the Father. Let’s now talk about repentance. Repentance comes with a choice as to whether we want to do it or not. The Lord has given us free will, but the best will is in the Lord himself. Christ’s arms are always open to forgive those who have sinned and remember Christ died as a sacrifice for our sins. Do not fall into the devil's temptation for you to lie and defile what the Lord has in store for your life! In ending, I say to you this repent and turn from your lying ways so you can see all what the Lord has in store for you!

Justin Citro

Vice President at Thread of Hope, Inc.

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