A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape. Proverbs 19:5
Lying is not a wise way to live. Speaking as one who was an avid liar before salvation, the lifestyle of a liar is a complicated one. When you bear false witness or lie about something or someone, you begin a horrific maze of having to remember what you've said - and to whom you've said it. Soon you have quite an elaborate maze of lies which you have to maintain. Either you need to remember the story you've told and the various details you've made up so far - or - you have to remember what you've said in lying to various individuals. This is the only way to keep up the ruse.
When you think about it. Speaking the truth is far superior to lying in that you simply say what is accurate and what you truly know and do. There is no back tracking to remember what you've said in the past - because it is always what you say.
Eventually a false witness will be punished. When caught they face various punishments. Some who lie in a court of law could face criminal punishments. Those who are caught in social situations face the punishment of shame and disgrace. If caught lying enough times people won't even trust you any longer. They refer to you as the liar - the person who, "you can't trust a single word that comes out of their mouth."
The problem with a web of lies is that they eventually catch up with you in the end. You think you are catching others with the lies you tell when in fact the only one who is caught in the web is you.
Proverb a Day
Each day, we'll take a look at a verse from the chapter of Proverbs for the day. Our hope is to gain wisdom each day - and from that wisdom - to have understanding to make godly decisions in the throes of everyday life.
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