Larong Lahi

Topics: Morality, Truth, Parking lot Pages: 2 (669 words) Published: June 30, 2013
Tell the Truth
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How prone we are to lying! With a stroke of exaggeration here, an omitted detail there, or a misleading silence we distort the truth. Yet truth is the foundation and superstructure of all relationships. Remove the girders of truth, and society crumbles on itself. This moral absolute is so self-evident that even criminals punish their own lie to them. II The ninth commandment forbids purposeful deceit against our neighbor and underscores the sacredness of the truth in all our dealings. The two Hebrew and words used for “false” in Exodus 20:16 and Deuteronomy 5:20 means “untrue” and “insincere”. Bearing a false witness against our neighbor, therefore, is any expression of insincerity and untruthfulness III

This commandment also exposes two underlying motives that God hates – malice and pride. When we lie, it is usually to cast a person in a bad light or to place ourselves in a good light. The first springs from malice, the second from pride. IV

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (Jn 4:16). The closer we are to Him, the more truthful we will become with ourselves and with others. The question is, “Are we followers of Him who is the truth?” V

“Lord cleanse my heart of all deceit And teach me what is true Help me to have integrity In all I say or do.”

tHOUGHTS TO kEEP
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances and one man in his time plays many parts. William ShakeSpeare
I believe that love can save tomorrow, I believe the truth can set us free, someone tried to say it and nailed him to the cross. stevie wonder
The proper response to things is use. The proper response to people is love. It is immoral to interchange the two. UNKNOWN
IN A MOMENT OF DECISION, MAY WE FIND THE INNER GRACE TO CHOSE AS JESUS WOULD HAVE CHOSEN, WHERE HE STANDING-IN OUR PLACE. EIN
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