In Zechariah 8:16, we read the following, “Speak truth to one another.” Why does Paul tell the Ephesian Christians and us to do this? It’s “Because you are members of one body.” (Eph. 4:25)
Since we are united together, false and lying words hur the whole body of Christ. Someone said, “Falsehood stifles unity; truth strengthens unity.” Just as God wanted Jerusalem to be a city of truth, He longs for His church to act the same way.
We learn from reading the Word of God that He hates lying (Prov. 6:16-17; Prov. 12:22; Proverbs 20:17; Proverbs 21:6) The Bible also tells us that Satan is a liar (John 8:44). So, my fellow Christian, when you tell the truth you are imitating God. When you lie you are imitating Satan.
-Lexington, TN 2-4-2019