The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. —Deuteronomy 19: 18-19

            Wow… this would be helpful if it was applied today!  How many people today are being accused falsely of something and the person accusing knows it is false?  If a false witness were to pay the penalty they wanted for those they falsely accused then maybe lying about others would decrease.

There are so many lies floating around the political realm.  If this principle in the above verses were applied then no doubt political language would clean up or those practicing false accusation would be purged from office.  So also would it be in our courtrooms.  Lies would decrease.

God hates lying.  It is one of the Ten Commandments— “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (Exodus 20:16).  “There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to evil, a false witness who gives false testimony, and one who stirs up discord among brothers” (Proverbs 6:16-19.

Nobody is getting away with anything.  In the end every single person will be held accountable.  Make no mistake about that! We will all die.  We will all appear before God to give an account of our lives.  We will…

Dear Heavenly Father I look so forward to being in glory with Jesus and all who love Him.  I so look forward to being in that perfect place where I will never fail You again, where I will never sin against You again.  Yes, I so look forward to being with Jesus.  May I finish the race You have marked out for me.  May it be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.

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