I don’t get the reason why people close to me tell me white lies. You know, saying ‘There’s nothing between us’ when she’s really sustaining a relationship?
Well, I’m not that gullible but I tend to believe them. The word’s trust. But as JLB quotes the Russian Proverb “Trust, but verify” (Доверяй, но проверяй) made popular by Ronald Reagan, I usually do….verify.
O yes, I do have my secrets too. However, I’m not the secretive type. As an INTP (me with the personality types again), my quest is for truth. I admit I’m not a good keeper of secrets. My quest is for truth. I don’t take pleasure in lying. (Not that I haven’t lied, but I usually rely on rational excuses rather than lies to get me out of my parents’ scoldings *wink)
But, yeah, why do people have to lie? Why do they twist the truth?
Does that make them feel good? I don’t know. Does that make them feel safe (uhm, from me?)? Well, temporarily. But ultimately, lies lead to bondage. And the well-known Biblical phrase forever rings true: The truth shall set you free.
God hates lies. In fact, Satan is forever cursed for being the father of lies.
And anyway, all secrets will be revealed someday. That’s why I don’t keep secrets. (When I imagine how much skeletons will be spilt out of the closets, I cringe—with a capital ‘C’—at the thought.)
In case my friends stumble on my blog these days, enough warning, enough admonishment:
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
Ephesians 5: 6-13, emphasis added