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He Called You A Liar!

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He Called You A Liar!

Who did? David did. David called us all liars. He even wrote it down on paper too, so everyone would read it and know that’s what he said.

Ps 116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

 

Defending Your Honor

In the not too distant past, men that were called liars, felt the need to defend their honor in a duel with a sword or a pistol. The outcome proved little except who was a better shot or swordsman. Not much was actually solved about the lying part. Sometimes it was the liar that lived because he was better with a gun.

Generations ago, a man’s word was his bond. Today? No one believes what you say! Don’t even argue that point.

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This Generation Takes It For Granted That Everyone Lies.

 

Even The State You Live In Thinks You Might Be A Liar

Two weeks ago, I applied for a Driver’s License in a new state. I also needed to get license plates for my vehicle. The exercise took a total of eight frustrating trips to the DMV before we had all the papers they required.

We rounded up all the below, because they said the state law required it:

  1. My old Driver’s License
  2. My Birth Certificate – original with a seal
  3. My Passport
  4. Two utility bills at the new address
  5. Proof of Insurance purchased in the new state.
  6. Receipt of Property Tax payment.
  7. The old Car Registration.
  8. The Car Title
  9. Our Marriage License. (Yes, we needed our Marriage License to get our Drivers License… Who knew?)

I had to have all of that before they would even give me an eye exam and take my picture.

  • My word wasn’t good enough.
  • They required proof that I was who I said I was.

 

When You Travel, Your Government Suspects You Of Lying

The TSA will thoroughly check you to make sure you are whom you say and that you are mostly harmless.

  • They check your documents,
  • They will check your possessions,
  • They will check your body language,
  • And, then they check you. I mean, they will check you.
  • They will check you with metal detectors,
  • They will check you with body imaging machines,
  • They will check your body with their hands.

 

Business Men Suspect You Of Lying

  • They give Credit Checks on all prospective customers.
  • Most contracts are not even valid without a signature, and two witnesses.
  • We then, must have Lawyers or Notary Publics (providing the certified translation service, if necessary) to witness and verify the transaction.

 

In The Court Room.

  • A witness will have to place one hand on a Bible and raise the other one to affirm that they will tell the truth.
  • They then are placed under oath to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
  • The Court, the Lawyers and the Jury then tries to determine if someone is lying.
  • Lawyers want their witness to be ‘believable.’

 

These Are But A Few Things That This Generation Submits To, To Prove They Are Not Lying.

  • God knows when we lie!
  • You can’t fool Him.
  • He even has His own tests constructed to show Him, and all others when we lie.
  • One of the first and most important of these Divine tests is simply this:

1Jn 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

1Jn 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

 

Have You Been Lying Lately?

Written by Martyn Ballestero

December 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

6 Responses

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  1. Great test!

    Mark S McKinney

    December 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

  2. Things that make you go hummmm! This is a test I hope we all can pass! Love your posts, keep them coming!!! : )

    Brian Enochs

    December 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  3. Great blog!

  4. Thought provoking entry! Thank You!

    Dean Godair

    December 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

  5. Puts things into perspective. Its reported that some Doctors now tell their patients to think of anyone in their life that they haven’t forgiven and forgive them as a first step to see if symptoms of ailments go away after that point. Loving you brother is a powerful thing. And not loving your brother is a detrimentally powerful thing as well.

    Apostolic Sis

    December 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

  6. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I in finding
    It truly helpful & it helped me out much. I hope too offer one thing back and aid others like you helped me.


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