Bible Activity/Discussion

Is it okay to tell a lie?

The lyrics of “Little Lies” by Fleetwood Mac comes to mind as I penned the title down. You know, that song where the singer begs to be told sweet little lies?

Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can’t disguise
(You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise)

If love is unrequited, then why would you beg to be told that you’re loved when you’reΒ not? Does being deceived makes you happy? Unfortunately, some of us just roll with it even though we know it’s wrong to hold onto false hopes.

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The Bible on lies:

In the Bible, we clearly see that lying is a sin and yes, very displeasing to God. In the Ten Commandments, we are warned to not bear false witness against our neighbors (Exodus 20:16) for lying lips are an abomination to the Lord (Proverbs 12:22). If you go way back to when sin first entered the world, it was based on a lie told to Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:4). Ananias and Sapphira got called out for lying to the Holy Spirit in Acts 5:3.

There are a few instances in the Bible where white lies are told to save lives (see Exodus 1:15-21 & Joshua 2:5), but nowhere in the Bible does God gave His approval of these lies.

Nowhere in the Bible praises lies for saving lives.Β Β 

God expects His children to follow Him in truth (John 14:6) for He never lies (Titus 1:2) andΒ liars will be among those judged at the end (Revelation 21:8).Β 

Putting away lies no matter how small they are cause us to have healthy and truthful relationships with our neighbors.Β 

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Some lies we hear every day:

* When you’re asked “Do you have any questions?” and you answer no when in fact you may have lots of questions. Don’t feign ignorant knowledge. Even if you have to ask the same question 3 times until you have the right answer or to know that you’re carrying out your work accordingly, do it.Β 

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*Β When your friend invites you to a little get-together, and you lie about having something at church or at home. Own your truth. If you don’t feel like attending, say so.

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* When Youtubers tell you that they’re putting 1000 donuts in a pool when in reality, it’s like 800. Youtubers think it’s okay to exaggerate numbers, but it’s click baitΒ and not to mention, a lie at the end of the day. If you’reΒ going to put 1000 donuts in the pool, I want to see 1000 donuts.

* When someone gets caught in a lie and they try to justify it by asking you to stop hating and try to reason with their lie in the first place.

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I’ve told white lies over the years to cover my tracks, but in the end, I’ve come to realize that even little white lies are wrong, no matter how sweet they may taste.

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Remember, the devil is the father of lies (John 8:44). We worship God in truth so it’s obvious that honestly is the best policy regardless of the situation.

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35 thoughts on “Is it okay to tell a lie?”

    1. All glory to God for He’s been the One leading me to these topics. And I agree, white lies are still lies. Thanks for stopping by, T.R.!

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    1. Amen! Jesus is Truth and so we shall always speak in truth no matter what. Thanks for stopping by; I appreciate it.

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  1. I love the gifs! I agree that any and all lies goes against living in God’s light. I actually thought about if all lies (especially the ones we think are harmless) are wrong from time to time, so I find this post timely.

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    1. All glory to God for all things work together for the good to those who love Him (Romans 8:28). He is the Director of my writing and I’m happy to hear that this post resonated with you. πŸ™‚ ❀ Also, I’m glad you like the gifs!

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      1. Thank you, and may God continue to bestow blessings upon you.

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    1. Amen! All glory to God for this message for He is the Captain of this ship! πŸ’™You won’t believe that this post was birthed due to the featured gifs. I tell you, God use any/everything for the good to those who love Him (Romans 8:28). May He continue to bless you, Little One. πŸ’™πŸ’™

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