Saturday, March 25, 2023



In our house, our children knew that while it might be possible to cut a deal on the punishment for certain infractions, if lying was part of the offense, the punishment would be swift, immediate, unpleasant, and nonnegotiable.

We consider telling a lie to be the worst offense because it is foundational for all other evil acts. Every sin or crime begins with someone believing or speaking a lie. Even if the lie is as simple as “I can get what I want if I lie,” it paves the way for evil.

People who lie believe that lying will make things better for them. But actually, it does just the opposite.

Telling a lie means you have aligned yourself with Satan.

Every time you lie you give Satan a piece of your heart. The more lies you tell, the more you give place in your heart to Satan’s lying spirit, until eventually you can’t stop yourself from lying.

Getting treasures by a lying tongue is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death’ (Proverbs 21:6). In other words, you may think you’re getting something by lying, but all you’re really doing is bringing death into your life.

The punishment you receive from your parents for lying will be far more pleasant than the consequences of lying.

Children will lie at one time or another. The question is not if they will, but whether or not lying will become something they believe they can get away with. How we handle their lying will determine the outcome. If we don’t teach our children what God says about lying, they won’t know why it’s wrong. If we don’t discipline them when they lie, they will think that lying has no consequence. If we don’t pray about this issue now, there will be bigger issues to deal with later.

When you consider the source, there is no way you can sit by and allow the seed of a lie to take root in your child’s heart. (John 8:44). 

Pray now that any lying spirit will be uprooted—not only in your children, but in yourself as well. Sometimes parents are soft on this subject with their children because they lie themselves. We need to reject the way of lying and follow the truth. We need to be an example to our children. We want to be able to say as John did, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” (3 John 1:4). We don’t want our children to be aligned with the father of lies. We want them to be aligned with the Father of Lights ( James 1:17).

Proverbs 12:22
Psalm 119:28-29
Proverbs 3:3-4
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
John 14:15-17

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