It you call someone a liar, you’re likely to get into a fight. But what is God calls you a liar? Can you whip Him? The answer is obviously a resounding “No!” So does God call us “liar”? On what grounds? Today’s devotional will answer those questions for you. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Exodus 20:16 (ESV)
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
“The last five commandments express that respect for the rights of other which is implicit in true love. To break these commandments is to rob a man of the things most precious to him, his life (‘you shall not kill’), his home or honor (‘you shall not commit adultery’), his property (‘you shall not steal’), and not his reputation (‘you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor’).
“This commandment is not only applicable to the lawcourts. It does include perjury. But it also includes all forms of scandal, slander, idle talk, and tittle-tattle, all lies and deliberate exaggerations or distortions of the truth. We can bear false witness by listening to unkind rumors as well as by passing them on, by making jokes at somebody else’s expense, by creating false impressions, but not correcting untrue statements, and by our silence as well as be our speech.” [John R. W. Stott, Basic Christianity, (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1958), p. 69]
“Thou shalt not bear false witness.] Neither bear it, nor hear it; raise, nor receive wrong reports of another (Deut. xix.16); make a lie, nor love it when it is made (Rev. xxii.15).” [John Trapp A Commentary on the Old and New Testaments I, (Eureka, CA: Tanski Publications, 1865-1868), p. 207]