10 Stupid Things We Do: Fail
to Tell the Truth
TEXT: Ephesians 4:22-25
PROPOSITION: Christians must speak the truth.
KEY WORD: Types
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
The Day America Told the Truth - Lying seems to be a way of life for many people. We lie at the drop of a hat. The book The Day America Told the Truth says that 91 percent of those surveyed lie routinely about matters they consider trivial, and 36 percent lie about important matters; 86 percent lie regularly to parents, 75 percent to friends, 73 percent to siblings, and 69 percent to spouses.
This one hits us all.
Two commands deal with the tongue Taking Gods name in vain How we speak of God Bearing False Witness How we speak about each other.
Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight.
Psalm 120:2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue.
Psalm 141:3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.
Proverbs 6:16-19 God hates a lying tongue
Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord
Proverbs 19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished
Matthew 12:34-37 good things come from a good heart
Ephesians 4:25 Therefore, put away lying, Let each of you speak the truth with his neighbor
Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds.
Consider the damage to others
Send a man to his death
Israel 10 spies
Peter Matthew 26:74
Victim Proverbs 22:1
Defiles his body
Shows his heart
Shows his spiritual condition
Boldfaced lie Colossians 3:9
False advertising Flattery Padded Resume Psalm 55:21
Unjust criticism insinuation
Gossip Leviticus 19:16
Lie to God Acts 5:4
How to avoid:
Aware of the source Satan John 8:44
God Titus 1:2
Christ John 14:6
Love the truth
Speak the truth
Consider the blessings
Cannot be trusted
Destroy reputation of others
Eternal life Revelation 21:8