8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of Falsehood. (Psalms 144:8 KJV)
It is hard to always say (tell) the truth because somewhere along the way a falsehood will raise it’s ugly head. Try as you might, you, as I have, will falter, intentionally or unintentionally, and there is nothing you or I can do about it. Do I perceive a negative reply? Do I see and hear perfection? As far as I know, there was/is only One perfect Person and He died for our sins and we continue to sin, intentionally or unintentionally, but we all do.
The other day I lied and it was unintentional. For this I am truly sorry and it has been on my mind constantly. Things happen and it seem there is no control over it because it happens when you least expect it. Your mouth speak something that is true but (their right hand is a right hand of falsehood) you find yourself in a lie. Lies have gotten people injured or killed because of an outright lie or because something that was the truth suddenly turn out to be false. I said something that happened beside me while I was looking at it and suddenly found that what I saw and reported was not what I saw and reported. It was a lie, unintentional as it may be, it was still a lie and I perpetrated that lie. There is an old, old saying…”Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear”.
Then there is the other version that is an outright lie, through and through. There was this case where a person said they would perform at a function and was even at the rehearsal but never showed up for the actual thing. That was an out and out lie because saying one thing and doing another is actually the right hand of falsehood. Also, being at the rehearsal is the mouth speaking vanity. To me that’s plain and simple. I believe in doing what I say I am going to do and be where I say I’m going to be, on time and ready.
If all of this is confusing, sort of dumb founding, don’t let it be. There is a way out of all of this. Tell the truth as you know it and let the chips fall where they may. Anything can be turned into a lie, with or without your help. Trust in the Lord God Almighty and truth will prevail over all. There is no excuse for the lie that is intentional, but God see the unintentional lie a little differently. He can forgive unintentional lies but condemns the intentional lie to hell.
And, don’t forget one other thing. Don’t exasperate the lie by opening your mouth (remember my other blog) just shut up. The more you talk, the deeper you dig that hole you are in. Just shut up and take your punishment. Thank God for being so forgiving because, most of the time, man is not. May God have mercy on all of us for, I say again, we all lie. It may be intentional or it may be unintentional. Still, it’s a lie.