One single lie has the potential to rain havoc in your #life for years to come. Although the #truth can be very confrontational or even hurt, you will always be better off having the truth of a matter over a lie. If you manipulate a truth (i.e. omitting details or facts to suit your version of the story) in order to gain control of the situation, it’s still deception. Unfortunately, when you decide to ride this slippery slope it leads to more lies and sometimes it leads to so many lies that the liar then begins to believe the lie and the lie becomes the truth as they see it.
The #Bible refers to the devil as the father of lies who does not have the truth in him. (John 8:44) So if you allow yourself to operate in the art of deception, at least be aware WHO is at work within you, no matter how much “knowledge” you have or scripture you can repeat. #RealityCheck If that doesn’t sit well with you (and I hope that it doesn’t), repent & stop doing it. #Simple. So much drama we bring upon ourselves and the solution is so simple most people miss it. Lesson: You will never have to clean up the mess of a lie if you tell the truth. When you make a conscious decision to deceive, you are operating under an influence that is not of God.
“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” (John 8:44) NKJV