Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church
The Big 10: Do Not Lie
March 20, 2022
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Exodus 20:16

The Big 10: Do Not Lie

March 20, 2022 / Exodus 20:16

Does the 9th commandment only apply to legal proceedings? Why or why not? Who is our neighbor? How does the truth that the Hebrew word for “truth” using the first, middle, and last letter of the Hebrew Alphabet help us understand this?

Why is what we say so important to God? (James 1:26, James 3:5-12, Prov. 18:21, Rom. 10:8-10, Matthew 12:36-37, Revelation 21:8)

What are “kinds” of lies?

  1. Slander: How is this a lie? (Greek word Diablos) (Rev. 12:10)

  1. Gossip: How is this a lie? (Proverbs 26:20)

  1. Flattery: How is this a lie? (Proverbs 26:28, Proverbs 29:5)

  1. Exaggeration: How is this a lie?

  1. Being Lazy or Careless with Details: How is this a lie? (Proverbs 18:17)

  1. Insinuation: How is this a lie?

  1. Silence: How is this a lie?

Why is lying so displeasing to God?

  1. Lying denies Jesus (John 14:6)

  1. When you lie to God’s children, you lie to Him (Acts 5:1-6)

  1. Lying imitates Satan (John 8:43-44, Rev. 12:10)

  1. Lying is completely against God’s character (Numbers 23:19)

What is the Gospel promise in the truth that God doesn’t lie? (Isa. 42:3, Phil. 2:10-11, Rev. 21:3-4, Isa. 11:6-9, Heb. 13:5c)

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