Ephesians 4:25. “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
This verse marks the beginning of twenty commands for Christians. As I’ve read it over in preparation to write, I’ve thought, “Here is a very good answer for those who say they want to find God’s will for their lives. It’s all mapped out pretty clearly here, but for some reason we fail to see it in that light. This is God’s will for us, beginning with lying. Stop it! Don’t do it any more! Speak truth to one another, because if one member of the body is offended, the whole body is affected.”
How would our lives, and the lives of the people we know, be changed if we simply stopped lying? If we followed the old adage that if we have nothing good to say, we should just be quiet?
To put away lying has the same sense as putting on the new man in v. 24. It is like removing a dirty, soiled garment and putting on a fresh clean one instead. It also indicates putting off Satan, who is the father of lies.
Here’s a challenge I’m setting for myself today. I will not lie today. Everything I say, to the best of my ability, will be absolute truth.
Just for today.
I’ll let you know how that turns out tomorrow.
So, the commands in this verse: Stop lying. Speak truth to everyone.