A few days ago, a teenage foreign student approached us and begged us to rent her a room in our house. A red flag appeared right away. A minor making decision for herself? No, dear.
Then she went on and told us to keep it secret if we do let her live in our house. Another red flag. More hush, hush request and finally, we flatly told her we do not like lying. She finally stopped trying to make us partakers of her lies.
I am not saying that we never lie, we all do, but living in lie is something that is very exhausting in my opinion. It all starts in one little lie, then another lie to cover up the previous lie, then more lies to try to cover up lies and on and on and on…
Lying can have grave consequences. The guilt, the fear of being found or caught. Losing the trust of the people around you, especially the people you care about. You open yourself to disaster and destruction. And in many cases, you will find yourself alone.
Believe me, when the trust is gone, it is very hard to gain it back. There will always be a suspicion about your words, motives and actions. No one would want to be around with a chronic liar.
Most of all, it is a SIN!
Proverbs 12:22 says, “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal faithfully are His delight.”
So SAVE yourself from misery and guilt. Be truthful.