Think You Got Away With It?

February 07, 2012

“Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, [and] from a deceitful tongue.” – Psalm 120:2

Every time I tell this story, I get a variety of responses. But I think it’s an excellent example of how lying will eventually catch up with you and backfire. Here goes:

An excited husband called to tell his wife he had been asked to accompany the boss on a fishing expedition to Canada. The husband had to leave that evening and asked his wife if she would mind packing a few things for him. He added, “Be sure to include my new silk pajamas.”

She thought that sounded ‘fishy’, but said nothing. When the man returned from his trip, his wife asked how it went.

“Great,” he said.

“Did you catch anything?” she asked.

“Yes, pike and walleye. What fun!” Then he asked, “But why didn’t you pack my blue silk pajamas?”

“I did,” she said, “They were in your tackle box.”

Lying is, most of all, about stupidity. You will be found out. You may be getting away with it for now. But in the end, the truth comes out. It may not be until you die, but God has on file everything you’ve ever said. You’d be wise to seek His forgiveness and start telling the truth. Always! Otherwise, you’ll eventually look like a stupid fool.