05 October 2009

Why do we tell lies?

Lies are told to hide certain truths about a situation from others basically because we are afraid of the consequences of telling the truth. To some lying comes naturally, they are born liars while others are forced to lie in response to an intrusive, inappropriate question. Whichever, lying is bad, it is not socially acceptable, neither is it morally accepted and God frowns on it as evidenced in the ten commandments.

Lying however undermines the trust we feel for each other. Lies has been known to destroy a perfectly healthy and loving relationship. Personally, I find it extremely difficult to lie to my husband; I rather hold the truth until I am able to tell it as it is than fabricate a bunch of lies that I may end up contradicting. And my greatest fear about lying is to say one thing today and another tomorrow, accidentally contradicting myself and putting my integrity to the test.

Nothing good comes from lying; liars lose respect, integrity, and status and even look foolish when found out. Lies destroys relationships, friendships and find it difficult being around the person you have lied to.

Learn to be trustworthy by telling the truth at all times no matter what the situation is.

Look up:

Job 11:3

Psalms 101:7

Proverbs 14:5


3 Reaction(s).:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Great post. Sometimes we also lie to spare someone's feelings. The fact is that when we lie, we spend all out time trying to cover the lie and eventually the lie comes to the surface and our lies hurt everyone including ourselves.

Bola said...

@Poetic Shutterbug,thanks for your comment and your frequent visit to my blog.
I quite agree with the additional reason why people lie,thanks for pointing that out.
Once again thanks!

Anonymous said...

what is it they say about a lie needing another lie, which needs another lie until it becomes an unwinding spiral.. nice reminder..