Oh Lord, help us to stay strong in the faith and to not fold in sticky situations that we fall in. It is so easy just to lie our way out of a specific situation, but the guilt is never worth it. I know the times that I have lied about something on a job, it always caught up to me at a later point. And then the guilt really kicked in when my boss asked me why I lied and didn’t tell the truth. This was so terrible, as with what happened with my wife. Lord, You know the things I kept from her for many years before I was saved. But then it all blew up in my face when she finally found out. In tears did I then unfold upon her the sinful life I was leading. Thankfully, this was before I committed my life to You, Jesus. It was shortly after this time that I decided I needed You to save me, Lord. But if You couldn’t save a wretch like me, I would have understood also. Oh, the patience and goodness that You have in Your heart towards people who repent of their sins and come unto You. I was like unto the prodigal son who had gone astray, but then You took me in with open arms. I love You, Lord. I give You everything that I am. Lead me all my days. Amen.
Genesis 26:8-10 (KJV)
8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.
9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.
10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.
It is so important that we never lie but always tell the truth. This can be hard, especially when we are in a sticky situation.