Little White Lie – 7/2/20

Dolores Bryant 

Colossians 3:9   “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices

  

I know I’m not the only person who has told a friend I was “five minutes” away when in reality I was just pulling out of my parking garage.  One might say this is an innocent white lie and not a big deal.  Yet, think of the impact dishonesty can have among the body of believers.  Dishonesty erodes trust and can destroy the fundamental pillar of a healthy relationship.  As believers we have taken on a new identity in Christ and therefore should put those old ways behind us, just as Paul instructed the church in Colossae.  “Do no lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices” (NIV) Colossians 3:9 

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the love, hope, and redemption found in you. Allow us as believers to always be honest with one another as we strive to be the light in the darkness of the world.