19 Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
How many lies have you told in your life?
How many lies have you heard?
How many lies have been spoken about you?
Satan is the father of lies. He is the deceiver.
There are lies that go unnoticed. These are the lies we tell ourselves. We do not consider them lies because we do not share them with others. They are just things we tell ourselves. They can be about anything, big or small. We deceive ourselves so often, yet we wonder how we can be deceived and lied to. Scripture tells us that even the elect will be deceived.
(a short list of scriptures on being deceived)
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Matt 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matt 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
2Tim 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Lies and deception are a daily occurrence in this fallen world. Jesus is the Truth, the Life, and the Way! Thank God we can always believe and trust in our Lord. His Word is true and instructs us how to live true to Him if we follow His Word. His Word is how we combat the lies of this world. This includes both the lies the world tells us and the lies we tell ourselves. Jesus will never lie to you or me. Believe in Him and trust His Word.