Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Speaking the truth is a big deal to God. Have you ever wondered why this is?
In John 8:44, Jesus uses some clear words when confronting religious leaders who had drifted away from the truth… “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
Every lie ever spoken descends from the father of lies, the devil. Jesus, on the other hand came full of grace and truth. When confronted by Pontius Pilate, Jesus said the reason He was born and came into this world was to testify to the truth (John 18:37). Every truth ever spoken descends from the Father of truth, God Himself.
As followers of Jesus, we are to speak His native tongue: truth. The old language of lies is not the kind of language we are to use in His family.
Where does God want you to speak truth today? Pray for wisdom and direction on how to use your words to speak God’s native language of truth.