The 3-year-old kid has a mouth dripping with chocolate while holding the candy bar behind his back- Mom says: ‘Did you take the chocolate?’ Junior looks at the ground then at her and says ‘noooooo Mom.’
No big deal right? Just a small fib. But WHY does Junior feel the need to cover up his enjoyment? Thousands of reasons no doubt, but I have the better question which reveals so much more.
Who taught him to lie having never had a lesson?
Which brings me to this. The good ladyinsanitybytes22 https://insanitybytes2.wordpress.com/2022/09/09/humility-is-strength/comment-page-1/#comment-141390
wrote a post re. pride and humility, which naturally brought excellent comments, with some including the trappings of Satan. That’s a direction of travel so few dare to go, and maybe rightly so, but nonetheless, the conversation guarantees loaded thoughts from many fronts.
Back to lies. Satan is a liar. He is the father of lies. Ouch. So Junior inadvertently honoured the age-old master by doing something that comes natural, something that dairy cows or eagles cannot do. Something distinctly human. Lying is proof of the human condition, a twitch in the system, a hiccup as it were, a built-in form of protection.
Remember Abraham lied re. Sarah by saying she was his sister? Some say his faith was weak by not trusting God to protect him by simply telling the truth. You decide. But there is something far greater to consider, and that concerns God. Can He lie? Does He hide the chocolate behind His back to protect His image? Should He lie to protect weak people from themselves?
Satan is a liar. God is TRUTH. His WAY is light not darkness. There is no darkness at all in God the Father of lights. Simply put, there is a huge difference between being able to lie, and choosing not to…………and……..being unable to lie. Do we get this?
God. Cannot. Lie. It is not in His makeup; it is not in His backbone. It is not in the Constitution of the throne of heaven. There is no lie which dwells in Light. God cannot lie. Do I need to point out the singular text that proves this, or is the entire warp and woof of scripture enough?
God is not able to lie. He cannot choose NOT to lie as if there was tension in a choice. God is impeccably perfect, and furthermore, the Lord Jesus Christ exemplified truth at every turn, and because of this, found a final resting place on that central tree. ‘Away with him.’ The light of truth is too penetrating, so much so, that even Pilate muttered under his breath: ‘what is truth……………………’ as if it were a passing though of irrelevance, not even noticing that the Truth was mute before him.
Is it any wonder that we read: ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. But we understand why Junior tried to cover his tracks, don’t we…