"Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment for your body."
2 - Reflect
We are often tempted to tell a lie because we do not want to accept that we just don't know what someone is asking us. Usually happens at work, in order to not feel ignorant, we may say one thing instead of another while under pressure. If it happens often we may be seriously at fault with others and ourselves. Taking on the mantle of "know it all" keeps us from learning valuable lessons in our lives. Being honest and recognizing that we do not know something is the right choice, it will encourage us to ask other people or to seek help.
God notices our honesty and follows us closely every time we are tempted to hide the truth. It is more productive to say that we do not know something rather than inventing a lie. Our brethren will be disappointed to learn that we have not been genuine in something, or if we have broken our word. Once a falsehood takes part in our habits it is hard to become faithful again. We may not be doing it to be evil or to harm others, but lying becomes an overwhelming choice and God witnesses our lack of commitment as Christians and our wrongful actions.
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