Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
Colossians 3:9-10 ESV
Have you met a believer who lies? I have. Lies to get a contract, lies to their spouse, or just seems to lie for no reason.
Why do we lie? Because we respect people’s opinion more than the opinion of God. We don’t know who we are. That we are princes/princesses of God.
In my personal life, God dealt with me on this issue – that when I lie, I am siding with the devil. I am saying He is not big enough to care for me. In ALL of my experiences when I lied, I never got the result I was looking for. It eventually made me depressed and distant from the One who loves me.
We must have absolute trust in God as our source in order not to lie. We must commit to a decision that no matter what, we will not lie. Whenever you are tempted to lie, tell yourself: “The old man that loves lying is dead.” Then renew your mind and affirm that you are righteous and that God is your source and He will take care of you (Eph 4:22-24). I have found out that when I resolve first in my heart not to lie, I am able to stand up to situations that may want to make me lie and declare “No.” With God, you can win this battle.
When it seems easier to lie than face the consequences, remember you are renewed in the image of your creator.
Guest devotion by Davies Bamigboye. Davies serves as a leader with The Light’s House based out of London. Learn how you can become a guest writer.