Do not lie to one another #799

Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10  and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him (Colossians 3:9–10, NKJV)

Yes, it happens. Christians, lying to Christians. And so, the apostle give a blunt and direct commandment not to lie to one another. Lying can take different forms, every one of which belongs to the “old man” of sin that was cut away by the circumcision of Christ (Col. 2:11-12). Lies may be verbal, but lies may also occur through deceitful actions. Lies mislead, conceal, divert and deceive. Lying takes place in order to deflect personal responsibility. It is of particular importance that Christians are characterized by truth and truthfulness, not deception, because we are new creatures in Christ. We are to bear the moral likeness of Jesus, not the immoral likeness of the world (v. 10). When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you see someone who speaks truth with his neighbor (Eph. 4:25)? Or, are lying eyes looking back at you? Build godly character, put away lying and speak the truth.

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