Mark Booker from Park Street Church said in his sermon on Sunday, August 30, (from Psalm 81) that If we listen to God, He speaks the truth as to the way he created the world. His truth is the pathway for us to flourish in the world He created.
God speaks truth to us and in return, we are to speak the truth. A few years into my journey as a Christian, I caught myself in a lie. It was an insignificant fib, said only to make myself look better to someone I cared about impressing–my boss. Later, I sat at my desk, stricken and convicted. It was a lie for the sake of my pride. No one suffered because of it (except me) but I vowed from that moment on I would no longer lie about anything, no matter if the cost was nothing or if the cost was great. I have plenty of other sins, but lying for the sake of pride is no longer one of them. A life of lies is no way to live. A liar cannot be trusted.
The Washington Post fact checker determined that on July 9, the president crossed the line of 20,000 lies told (since he became president).
Here is a similar verse…“And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” –Deuteronomy 5:20. (ESV)
Yes, it’s the ninth commandment.
And so far, there hasn’t been an update.