Recently, while writing my book, THE BED DEFILED I asked the Holy Spirit why people lied? He responded by asking me why I did not lie? I told Him that before I knew He lived in me, I was just too lazy to try to remember the lie I told to back up the lie before etc. That is not to say, that a few did not escape me. However, I just don’t do it now because I do not wish to offend Him. He then asked me if I was afraid to tell the truth. Again I responded “No, I am not afraid”. He then said, “People lie because there is a voice telling them it is unsafe to tell the Truth.”
I gave much thought to this. Why do the people around me lie to me? Have I made them feel unsafe to tell me the truth. I examined the times I DID lie. What was the consequence that I was afraid to face? In hindsight, there was really nothing to fear. Even if the consequences were dire, it is always best to tell the truth.
These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace.
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsaken them will obtain mercy.
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Sylvia M Dallas
Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ. Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.