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The people said to Jesus, "Abraham is our father!" Jesus replied, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do what Abraham did. Instead, you want to kill me for telling you the truth that God gave me. Abraham never did anything like that. But you are doing exactly what your father does." "Don't accuse us of having someone else as our father!" they said. "We just have one father, and he is God." Jesus answered: If God were your Father, you would love me, because I came from God and only from him. He sent me. I did not come on my own. Why can't you understand what I am talking about? Can't you stand to hear what I am saying? Your father is the devil, and you do exactly what he wants. He has always been a murderer and a liar. There is nothing truthful about him. He speaks on his own, and everything he says is a lie. Not only is he a liar himself, but he is also the father of all lies.
John 8: 39 - 44
God cannot tell a lie and Satan cannot tell the truth! That is the fundamental difference that men can see between Jesus and the Devil. Everything you hear from God is true and everything you hear from the mouth of Satan is a lie!
So when your mouth utters words that are true you are speaking like God does and when you lie, even a "little white lie" you are acting like the Devil.
I suppose that is why the very first step away from righteousness is when a child begins to lie to his or her parents. As you often hear today "it is not the crime, but rather the cover-up" that is the problem. Lying is the way all men, who don't know Jesus try to cover their sin. But when you know the Lord, there is no need to lie about your sin because the Blood of Jesus has you covered!
So as you live this day, remember to guard your words and never speak words that are not true! When you lie, you are being like the Evil One. But when you speak the truth your words echo the voice of God!
"Lord Jesus, help me today to guard my words so that I will always speak as You do and not like Satan! Praise Your Holy Name, now and forever. Amen."