A Good Word For Everyday: Liars..

Once upon a time, there was a shepherd boy who used to take his flock of sheep to the hill to graze on the fresh green grass. Sitting there, he had nothing to do the whole day. One day, an idea struck him. To overcome his boredom, he cried out, “wolf! Wolf!” All the men came running with their sticks and to their dismay found no wolf! The boy laughed.

Again after a few days, he cried out, “wolf! Wolf!” and the villagers again came running up the hill only to find that the shepherd boy had fooled them. He laughed and laughed, seeing that he had succeeded in fooling them again. However, this time, the villagers were very angry, and they told him that the next time he cries out for help, they would not come.

Then one evening as the sun was setting behind the forest and the shadows were creeping out over the pasture, a Wolf really did spring from the underbrush and fall upon the Sheep.

In terror the boy ran toward the village shouting “Wolf! Wolf!” But though the Villagers heard the cry, they did not run to help him as they had before. “He cannot fool us again,” they said.  The Wolf killed a great many of the Boy’s sheep and then slipped away into the forest.

Moral…..Stop trying to spot a lie and learn to spot a liar!


Secular (attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis) Interpretation:

A person who doesn’t tell you the truth · Liar · A dummy who lies to make his beautiful girlfriend feel bad when he was actually doing something else

Someone who claims that something is happening when it really isn’t, which results in the rejection of subsequent valid claims.

Never make false claims or requests for help, or lie.  People will not believe you when you are telling the truth because your word has proven to be no good when you speak

Biblical (biblical perspective, kingdom of heaven principles in the Bible) Application to be applied and Wisdom for the Christian Life:

Honest people hate lies, but the words of wicked people are shameful and disgraceful [Proverbs 13: 5 Good News Translation]

A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish. Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a employer to have rule over leaders.  The discretion of a (wise) man makes him slow to anger. It is his credit to overlook an offense [Proverbs 19 9-11 Hebrews Name Version]

The person who tells lies gets caught; the person who spreads rumors is ruined.  Blockheads shouldn’t live on easy street any more than workers should give orders to their boss.  Smart people know how to hold their tongue; their grandeur is to forgive and forget [Proverbs 19 9-11]

Read the story about the brothers who sold another brother into slavery and went back and lied to their father about it. [Genesis 37:18-27]  New International Version

They spotted him off in the distance. By the time he got to them they had cooked up a plot to kill him. The brothers were saying, “Here comes that dreamer. Let’s kill him and throw him into one of these old cisterns; we can say that a vicious animal ate him up. We’ll see what his dreams amount to.”

 Reuben heard the brothers talking and intervened to save him, “We’re not going to kill him. No murder. Go ahead and throw him in this cistern out here in the wild, but don’t hurt him.” Reuben planned to go back later and get him out and take him back to his father.

 When Joseph reached his brothers, they ripped off the fancy coat he was wearing, grabbed him, and threw him into a cistern. The cistern was dry; there wasn’t any water in it.  Then they sat down to eat their supper.

Looking up, they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites (their cousins) on their way from Gilead, their camels loaded with spices, ointments, and perfumes to sell in Egypt. Judah said, “Brothers, what are we going to get out of killing our brother and concealing the evidence? Let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites, but let’s not kill him—he is, after all, our brother, our own flesh and blood.” His brothers agreed.

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