Oxford Dictionaries word of the year for 2016 was post-truth. It had shown a 2000% increase in usage during the year, spiking during the Brexit and US Presidential debates. In a ‘post-truth’ era, objective facts appear less influential than appeals to emotion. There is a tolerance for dishonest, inaccurate allegations and outright denial of facts. Blatant lies have become routine. I am thankful that the word of the Lord was and always is truth. We can count on His promises. One of my children went through a time of struggling with being truthful. I told him that integrity was one thing that cannot be taken from him, only given away. It was his choice to give away his integrity. That stuck with him and one day when faced with the decision whether to lie and to text himself and others or tell the truth he said, “it stops today, I will not give my integrity away.” He told the truth and God protected him. God knew his heart. God cannot defend us in our lies and deception. They will eventually find you out. You make the choice, will you keep your integrity? With God, there are no shades of grey, only truth, and lies, righteousness, and unrighteousness. You choose!
Psalm 12:6 “The words and promises of the Lord are pure words, Like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times.”