The Not so Little White Lie….
There is no and can be no substitute for honesty. God always knows our motives. The enemy is the master deceiver and this world is controlled by him until Jesus returns a second time to straighten our world out. Until then it is obvious that satan has convinced this world that the little white lie is ok. He convinces us that as long as it does not hurt someone or as long as it is justified in our minds it is ok. He convinces us that as long as it does not hurt someone it is ok. What does God say?
Col. 3:9 “Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;”
1 Tim. 6:5 “Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.”
That philosophy is found in our business world. What does God’s word say about bartering and how important is truth to our Lord?
Proverbs 20:14 “It is good for nothing cries the buyer; But when he has gone his own way, then he boasts.”
Proverbs 20:23 “Diverse weights are an abomination to the Lord, and a false balance is not good.”
And where do we find the total of all truth?
John 14:6 “And Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life, no one can come unto the Father, but by Me?”
The truths Jesus lived and taught are found in;
2 Tim 3:16-17 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”