About 20 years ago, in the movie Liar, Liar, Jim Carey starred as the profane attorney who was incapable of lying for an entire day after his son made a birthday wish that his dad would stop lying. At the end of the movie, the attorney sees the error of his ways and determines to be truthful for the rest of his life. While it is true that God forgives the sin of lying, the movie doesn’t take into account the human carnage that was left in the wake of his previous behavior.
Lying has become a pervasive problem. Have you fallen into the habit?
It seems that today’s “me first” mindset places very little value on honesty and personal integrity. Truth is sacrificed on the altar of self-advancement. At the time, you may think that lying will make your life easier, but one lie almost always requires another and another and another. You have to remember everything you said to keep from confusing your lies.
But when you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember what you said. That makes life a lot less complicated!
Which life have you created for yourself?
There’s only one way to break the bondage of a lie, and that’s with the truth. Seek to live with integrity and honesty and you’ll find new freedom for living.
How? The truth is found in Jesus Christ. Find Him, and find the truth, the power, and strength to become a person of integrity.