Something that is becoming rarer among people today is truth. People have put such a spin on words when asked questions that you don’t know exactly if they ever answered the question or not. Truth has always been a problem with many people because with truth comes accountability, and a lot of people aren’t willing to have to deal with the consequences of truth.
When Jesus stood before Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, Pilate asked the question, “What is truth?” and Jesus told him that those who love truth recognize it. And that is why many don’t tell the truth. They don’t know the love of God who establishes truth.
Little children go through their beginnings testing truth, but as they grow from what they learned, they use truth for what it’s worth or will twist it as much as they need to for their own personal benefit.
Today leaders, across the board, struggle with truth. Think of all the money that could be saved in our own government or country if people would just tell the truth. There would be no need for investigations or special committees.
Not telling the truth is nothing more than lying, and some of mankind may be fooled, but God is never fooled. And not telling the truth means that you lie. God, in His word, says He hates lying because it all stems from the father of lies, the devil. And God also reminds us there is no place in Heaven for liars.