In the past few weeks we have been looking at reasons why people lie, and she saw that no matter the reason for lying it always backfires.
Why men lie
3. Men lie for get what does not belong to them
Now let’s look at another reason why people lie, which is lying to get what is not yours. Lying has been the tool of choice for those who want to gain by using underhanded tactics,it’s the tool that was used to trick Adam and Eve. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.(Genesis 3:4 l-5).
The devil has used the tool called lies that the Bible recognises him as their father. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.(John 8:44). The reason why the world is against God and righteousness is because the devil has spread lies and has succeeded in convincing men that they ate totally dependent and their actions are without repercussions. Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.(2 Peter 3:3-4). He does all this because he wants you to be with him in his eternal in hell.
Gehazi also wanted to get what wasn’t his in the first place just like most. He wanted Naman’s gifts and my question to you is what do you want to get/steal by lying? Gehazi sort for treasures that were not ment for him and ended up with an infirmity. The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.(2 Kings 5:27). If you have to lie in order to get it then let it go, because your soul is more important than any treasure of this world. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?(Matthew 16:26).
Before I conclude, I want to highlight something to you. Elisha was not poor and Gehazi didn’t not need Naaman’s gifts because Elisha was more than capable of taking care of him and probably wouldn’t feel burdened. So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.(1 Kings 19:19).
It’s usually those who already have much that go out of their way to obtain more. Many of those who sleep with rich men because of money are not from poor families but because they aren’t satisfied they end up going an extra mile. Many while-collar criminals were already rich but because of greed they got themselves into a life of crime. It’s highly important to learn to be content, because if you don’t you’ll end up being swept by greed.