The other day I was reading something and saw it mentioned that Abraham lied. If you are not familiar with the story, you can find the story in Genesis chapter 12.
Abraham had gone to Egypt, because there was a famine in the land. As he was approaching Egypt, fear gripped him and he started concocting a story to tell the Egyptian because Sarah was so beautiful, he was sure he would be killed because of it. So Sarah went along with the lie and as Abraham suspected, Sarah was indeed singled out because of her beauty and Pharaoh wanted her. Abraham was treated well by Pharaoh because it was not known that she was his wife.
But true to the nature of God, truth emerged. Pharaoh’s house was afflicted with plagues and it let him know something was wrong and he inquired of Abraham and found out the truth. The first question Pharaoh asked Abraham was why did he lie?
I don’t know the answer that Abraham gave, but it was clear that his motive was selfish. He was only concerned about himself. He wasn’t even concerned about his wife, but just what would happen to him. And isn’t that why most of us end up lying? We are doing it purely for selfish reasons. But God had it all come out.
Sometimes things start to go haywire and we are not sure what the problem is. Could it be that we are carrying on a big ole lie and it’s starting to affect our lives? There is no such thing as a “little white lie”. Lies are all the same. They are deceptive and they have the potential to hurt everyone one involved.
Someone is in a mess today. Here is the Word of the Lord: STOP LYING!