Jesus said, “…and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32
The opposite of the truth is a lie. According to Dictionary.com, a lie is “a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood”. Applying this definition to the biblical understanding of the source of all false statements with the deliberate intent to deceive is Satan, the father of lies is Satan, himself (John 3:44).
Lying is embedded in our human nature since the fall of humankind. Allow me to illustrate.
After a long life, and a tumultuous marriage, Stan Herman dies and arrives at the Gates of Heaven, where he sees a huge wall of clocks behind him.
He asks an angel, "What are all those clocks?"
The angel answers, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move."
"Oh," says Herman, "whose clock is that?"
"That's Moses' clock. The hands have never moved, indicating that he never told a lie."
"Incredible," says Herman. "And whose clock is that one?"
The angel responds, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life."
"So where's my clock?" asks Herman.
"Your clock is in God's office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."
The world is filled with ceiling fans beginning with the original lie in the Garden of Eden. Sometimes the fact that people tell lies leads us to the thing that is most harmful to us… believing the lies of Satan.
What does your Lie-Clock say? More importantly, have you adopted any of Satan’s lies and believe them to be true?
Something to think about and more to come…