Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Stealing Continued

In the recent post on stealing, you will have noticed that stealers are also liars. However, many types of lying do not include stealing. There is one form of lying in the Ten Commandments. “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor” (Ex. 20:16).

Other forms of lying are:

• Bragging about some experience you had which never happened. I certainly did that in letters to my older brother when we were both in the Navy. Later after I was a Christian, I wrote fiction to my girlfriend. Later, I confessed it to God and to them.
• In my junior and senior years in high school, I worked 8 hours a day after school, from 3:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. As a result, I did little or no homework for all of my classes. I lied to some of them. History and chemistry teachers were led to believe I was studying when I wasn’t. in algebra, I told the teacher how many math problems I did in homework when in reality I had done none. The same with English. I told the teacher how many books or articles I read when I had read none.

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