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Day Nine: No Lies

Posted By at Thursday, March 14, 2019

FaithSpring’s 40-day Lent Challenge 2019 - Thursday, March 14

Deceit, dishonesty, Non-truths, the intentional withholding of information, and little white lies all fall under scrutiny in today’s challenge for Lent.  The Goal:No Lies Today!  It should be easy, right?  But after a lifetime of avoiding the truth and looking people in the eyes, we’ve unconsciously learned habits that are dangerous to us and everyone around us.

Today’s challenge is not referring to the breaking of confidentiality with clients or patients, nor is it referring to breaking HIPAA laws.  We’re not asking people to talk to their children about indiscretions from college, the details about where babies come from, or the truth about Leprechauns and other legendary figures.

Today is about giving God glory by making the full, conscious effort to be honest, truthful, and blameless in our speech.  If we need more explanation of why this challenge is important, then today is especially critical for you.  Don’t let the sun go down on lies.  Bring the sun up with honesty.

“The Lord detests lying lips,but the LORD delights in those who tell the truth” (Proverbs 12:22, NLT).