1 John 1:9 On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing.


Guilt and palm oil were written all across Jayden’s face as Mummy questioned him on who had taken the meat of her soup pot.  He wondered if he had a chance of getting away with a lie, but then remembered that Mummy usually knew everything and she probably knew about this too.  With a gulp Jayden fessed up to pinching two big pieces of meat from the soup Mummy had put to cool on the dining table.  Mummy sighed and said she forgave him as she wiped the oil off his face.  She told Jayden that she was glad he had told the truth about it otherwise she would have had to smack him for being naughty and telling lies.  Jayden was about to skip away when mummy handed him a sponge and soapy water with instructions to clean up the mess he had made on the table.  Ah!

It is just so much easier to tell a lie and be done with things.  At least for a little while anyway.  The thing about lies is they always catch up to you in the long run and then the consequences are a hundred times worse.  Yeah, you might get some flak when you tell the truth straight up, but whatever happens is way better than when you tell a lie.  The Bible calls Satan the Father of lies (John 8:44) and God; the God of truth (Isaiah 65:16).  Who would you rather hang out with?

Think About This

Think twice before you tell a lie.  Is it worth it?


Dear Lord,

Please let my yes be yes and my no be no.  Help me to remember that the truth pleases you but lies glorify the devil.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen