Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.


Lying seems like the best way to get out of a bad situation or to buy time until a straight story can be given. However, lying always gets found out. Lying never works out.


Speaking the truth all the time is hard. Truth can hurt. It isn’t easy to hear and it’s not easy to tell. Why? We are broken. None of us are perfect. Living a lie and telling lies might seem to be better than being real, but it’s not.

A few things:

-Truth is freedom. It is freeing to know there is no lie to keep up with.

-Truth might be hard in the moment but it is what is needed in the long run. Both to give an receive.

-Lies have an expiration date. The truth last forever. Realizing we are eternal beings, better to tell and live in the truth now.


Father help me rest in the truth. Help me embrace the truth, tell the truth, and receive the truth. Lies don’t last. They damage trust and relationships. Truth builds and lasts. I need to embrace your truth above the lies.