Lies Shatter Relationships

Spiritual Warfare

Part 20

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. (Jeremiah 31:3)

Maui Blue 4 webSeveral years ago, I caught a new acquaintance and her daughter in a bold-faced lie. Not only had they lied, they looked me in the eye and did so. I’ve always heard that a liar can’t look a person in the eyes while telling a lie unless they are compulsive liars and are no longer capable of discerning the truth from the lie. That incident destroyed all hopes of developing a healthy, godly relationship with those women. We are cordial to one another. We smile and chat about superficial topics. But our relationship has little chance of evolving into a deeper, more meaningful friendship. Bottom line: I don’t trust them and have no desire to risk being hurt.

Just as a lie can destroy all hopes of developing a healthy friendship with other people, a lie can demolish our relationship with God.

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Next Week:

We’ll look at freedom, what it is, and why we seek it. Prepare by reading, pondering, and praying about Genesis 2.

See you in a twinkling,

Brenda K. Hendricks



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