Praise Family! Here’s a article geared to young people to get everybody

thinking. When was the last time you swept a little white lie under the rug?

Well guess what, they don’t go away.


Little White Lies

By Jazmine S.

“Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not use an oath when you make a promise. Do not swear by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Say only ‘Yes’ when you mean yes, and ‘No’ when you mean no, and then you will not come under God’s judgement.” (James 5:12 GNB)

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“Honesty is the best policy,” is a cliché that places honesty above all other personal attributes. Because we’re all human and we’re all sinners that are saved by grace, no one has ever been 100% completely honest all of their lives. But, even though we were born into sin, we must still strive to live upright, and we should put every effort into refraining from sin of any kind. Yet, being honest in all situations is something that most Christian youth struggle with; especially when communicating with parents is involved. An excuse that we often give to God is that, “It was just a little white lie.” God commands us to tell the truth always, regardless of the circumstances, and regardless of whether or not we think that it’s a harmless lie.

Romans 6:23 tells us that … “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (NLT)

I am so glad Jesus died so that our sins could be forgiven. Aren’t you? Our sins are forgiven because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, but it’s a mistake to assume that it’s okay to tell a lie and not be truly repentant, thinking that we’ll be forgiven anyway. That’s a huge misconception!

Proverbs 12:22 tells us that … “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal truthfully are His delight.” (NKJV)

An abomination is anything that causes extreme disgust or hatred. If lying causes God to be disgusted, and if God hates lying, and if we love God, then why do we lie? God always makes sure that our needs are met and He’s always there for us, so the least that we can do is honor His commands.

Lying not only displeases God, but it damages our earthly relationships too. Constantly lying to your parents causes them to no longer trust you, this then causes tension in your home.

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