NECESSARY SINS 01: Lying
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
- Psalm 139:23-24 NLT
GOD HATES LYING
22 The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.
- Proverbs 12:22 NLT
44 …[Satan] was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
- John 8:44
How Do You Lie?
WE LIE TO OTHERS
5 Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth.
- Jeremiah 9:5
WE LIE TO GOD
4 …What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”
- Acts 5:4
WE LIE TO OURSELVES
27 Help me understand the meaning of your commandments, and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds. 28 I weep with sorrow; encourage me by your word. 29 Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.
- Psalm 119:27-29 NLT
4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
- 1 John 2:4
Why Do YOU Lie?
I LIE BECAUSE: ______________________________
32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
- John 8:32