By Debra Torres
Claudia said she didn’t take Joyce’s stuffed animal.
It wasn’t hers, so what would she have to do with it?
Again and again she denied that she took it, but when we challenged her to open her square, metal lunchbox,
I’m sure we probably gasped at what was inside.
It was 1973 and I was in second grade. And even though I was only 7, I can still see the tormented look on Claudia’s face when her peers caught her in the act.
A lying tongue cuts both ways.
In my devotions this morning, I read that we are responsible to teach our children about lying and why it is wrong. And it also said that we should use God’s Word to do it.
This challenged me to do a little digging, because you know what? As parents and grandparents, I think we often do a disservice to the young ones who are watching us. Can you guess what it is?
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Who is God?
Have you been hurt by a lying tongue? Do you struggle with lying, yourself? When you seek God, you seek the Truth. He is a loving Father who cannot and will not lie.
"God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?" Numbers 23:19 NIV
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