Well, I have learned another valuable life lesson. I feel the need to share, of course, because I would like you to stop doing it if you do, and to be careful of the people in your life.
Dictionary.com defines a lie as "
I consider myself to be a nice person. I love doing things for other people. I enjoy making people happy. I am not mean to anyone. I try really hard to live my life by the motto of treating people the way I want to be treated.
And yet, time and time again, I get lied to. I am an honest person. I do not like to lie. I think lying is wrong.
On Wednesday night, Mrs. Laurel even taught about lying. She said, "Something happens to us when we lie or sin."
There is a story in the book of Acts of this couple who decided, on their own, to sell a piece of land they had and give the money to the church. (People were doing that, they just wanted to share and take care of each other.) This couple decided to lie and keep part of their income from the land. The husband went in first and said how much money he had gotten for the land, which wasn't true. He died on the spot. A few hours later, his wife came in and lied about the amount too, and she too died on the spot. Acts 5: 1-10
THANKFULLY, God will not let us die on the spot each time we lie. But I think every time someone lies they kill a piece of themselves and a piece of their relationships. Trust is a HUGE thing to have with someone.
Even in a parent child relationship.
Also, thankfully, God is not like us. Numbers 23:19 says this, "God is not human, that he should lieDoes he speak and then not act?Does he promise and not fulfill?"
God does not lie to us. He always keeps His promises. So, if we put our trust in Him, first, ask Him to lead, guide, and direct us, He will. At this point, I wish He could give me a supernatural ability to sniff out a lie. Because I am too trusting and believe what people tell me too often.
Next time, please think before you lie to someone. (or even yourself)
Lying hurts people.
It's not nice.
It does not help anyone.