Lies are a poor disguise for truth

Every lie you tell makes truth harder to find. Every twist on truth distorts it. Lies dis honesty. If we humans were as good as we try to make people think that we are, the world would be in much better shape.

Lying doesn’t sugar coat life. It vandalizes it. The truth is the most reliable story and I’m sticking to it.

The truth doesn’t need large numbers of supporters. It is what it is.

Honesty is simple. Lying is complicated. Simplify. Truth is more valuable than money, yet people continually toss truth aside.

Before you say something, give it the lie detector test. Run it by your conscience. To lie is to welcome ongoing fear–the fear that your lies will someday be exposed.

Anytime you open your mouth, or type on a keyboard, you have the opportunity to be honest. If you don’t want to feel guilty, tell the truth.

Beware. Words can express half truths, the whole truth, or no truth. Humans can hide the truth, but we can’t change it.

Second lies are easier to tell than the first. The world needs more peacemakers and fewer pain-makers.

Dishonest people attempt to deny reality. Honest people courageously face it. Truth will outlast lies and one day rise to the surface.

When you see facts
As threats
You’re in debt
To dishonesty.

To disguise
The truth
Is unwise
And full
Of lies.

If you embrace deceit
You don’t defeat
The truth,
But you do delete
Your self-esteem.

It’s easier to tell
A pack of lies
Than it is
To “single-ize”
One solitary lie.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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