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Love of Telling Lies

October 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Zechariah 8:16-17 (New Living Translation)

16 But this is what you must do: Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace. 17 Don’t scheme against each other. Stop your love of telling lies that you swear are the truth. I hate all these things, says the Lord.”

We live in the era of fake news. Perhaps this “era,” like many others, will pass quickly—maybe by Christmas.

Yes! Those people lie all the time and hide it in social media. “Those people” always seem to be “them.” And ask me on any given day who “them” is today. “Them” never seems to include “me”—at least not in my mind.

Here’s a tip. Next time I hear someone (you know, one of them) say something scheming or that isn’t true, I say, “That’s not true. That isn’t helping anyone.”

Perhaps everyone will quickly tire of hearing me say that. Perhaps everyone, including them, will stop.

I don’t know. I do, however, know that the Lord hates all these things.

Tags: Old Testament · Zechariah

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