Ten Commandments: #9 

Exodus 20:16

This morning we come to the ninth in the list of the 10 commandments. Once again, God is giving us principles for living here. These commands are not just for the nation of Israel, but are for us to live by today. They are practical and necessary for a proper relationship with God and with others.

He has instructed us not to bear false witness against a neighbor in this ninth command. Strictly speaking, this command was originally focused against perjuring one's self in a judicial trial. Deut. 19: 16-20 talks about what should be done to a false witness who lies in a court room.

A false witness is a liar. Saying that which isnít true. Listen to just a few statements found in the Scripture concerning those who lie:

(PROV 12:22A) "LYING LIPS ARE ABOMINATION TO THE LORD..."

(PSA 101:7) "HE THAT WORKETH DECEIT SHALL NOT DWELL WITHIN MY HOUSE: HE THAT TELLETH LIES SHALL NOT TARRY IN MY SIGHT."

(PROV 6:16-19) "THESE SIX THINGS DOTH THE LORD HATE: YEA, SEVEN ARE AN ABOMINATION UNTO HIM: {17} A PROUD LOOK, A LYING TONGUE, AND HANDS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD, {18} AN HEART THAT DEVISETH WICKED IMAGINATIONS, FEET THAT BE SWIFT IN RUNNING TO MISCHIEF, {19} A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKETH LIES, AND HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN."

I. The definition of lying.

II. The Description of Lying.

III. The Defeat of Lying.

Bow with me this morning. Do you know the truth? Do you understand this morning how much God loves you? So much that He gave His Son to die on Calvary that you might be saved.

Are we loving, learning, and living the truth?