I use to lie to my children during this season about a big red guy that knew if they were naughty or nice. About his reindeer that left droppings in the house. Dirt on the floor. Threaten them that if they don’t behave that red guy wasn’t going to bring them presents (sadly, they got them anyway.).
One (there are more!) of the most disturbing things to me about this fairy tale now when I look back is that I lied to my children but punished them when they lied to me. It’s just for “fun” we say….really some children are devastated when they find out that this big red guy is a big red lie.
Then we try to tell those same little children about God along with that fantasy. We expect them to believe us…hmmmm.
In the midst of the fantasy of the big red guy and how “powerful” he is made out to be-where does that put God almighty that is NOT a fantasy and IS very powerful? The One Who does watch over us-lovingly…sounds like he has been put even with The Almighty…hmmmmm.
Here is what God’s says concerning all lying and being a liar:
Proverbs 6:16-19- These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him: (Read More…)
Proverbs 19:9 – A false witness shall not be unpunished, and [he that] speaketh lies shall perish.
Proverbs 12:22 – Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight.
Psalms 101:7 – He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
Colossians 3:9-10 – Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; (Read More…)
Luke 8:17 – For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither [any thing] hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
1 John 2:4 – He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Ephesians 4:25 – Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Proverbs 12:19 – The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment.
John 8:44 – Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Proverbs 24:28 – Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive [not] with thy lips.
Exodus 20:16 – Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Revelation 21:8 – But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Matthew 15:18-20 – But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. (Read More…)
Psalms 58:3 – The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
Thank God for His mercy and forgiveness when we repent and come out of these fairy tales stemming from man’s imaginations. I am learning to seek God and trust in His truth even when others think it’s ok to continue the Santa lie. Just because millions and billions do it does not make it right. In fact when millions and billions are doing it we better seek what God says about it…
Love in Christ Jesus and for what He says is the TRUTH❤️