Why men lie

God is not a man, that he should lie;
neither the son of man, that he should repent:
hath he said, and shall he not do it?
or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?(Numbers 23:19)
I want us to look at something that might interest many of you, which is the reason why men lie. Let me start by clarifying two things, when I say men I don’t mean males, females are included and also there is no good reason for lying but knowing the reason why a person lies can help you understand the persons mentality and you will be able to see how you can help that person even if you’re that person.
The act of lying has been portrayed from the old testament by the likes of Abraham and Gehazi down to the new testament by
Alanis and Sapphire. In all those cases nothing good came out of it and some didn’t live to tell the story.
Before I start sharing with you the reasons why people lie, I want to show you that lying is not just speaking false words but also taking false actions, many people have deceived their parents, employees by pretending to be doing one thing while in reality they are doing another. Lying is the same as deceiving so you mouth and your actions need to tell the truth.
And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.(Genesis 27:21-22)
We all know the story very well but many of us don’t realise that Jacob pay for his sin and he was given a taste of his medicine twice first by his and and then his sons,
And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her. And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.(Genesis 29:23-24), And they took Joseph’s coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son’s coat or no.(Genesis 37:31-32).
Learn to be live a truthful life, people may despise you for if but they’ll also respect you because of it. Last year I shared with you that being a liar is not a sign of wisdom or spirituality, if you haven’t read it yet click here. From next week I’ll start to show you reasons why people lie.

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