When Is It Okay to Lie?
Consider the case of Rahab the Harlot (Joshua 2:4-6). Rahab was convinced that God was with the children of Israel, so she hid their spies in her house when they were being pursued by their enemies. When the soldiers questioned Rahab about the whereabouts of the spies, she said “they went that way”, thus leading them in the wrong direction. A blatant lie to save the spies’ lives.
Wow, How many times have I thought about that story, and wondered what I would have done. Probably, the same thing that Rahab. The Bible says that God did not approve of her lying, even though her intent was good. Rahab was saved by Faith!
As a mom, I can honestly say that I would do anything to protect them. Granted, If it was something criminal that they did, I would not, but as a mom, honestly, there have been times I have lied for them. Little white lies? A Lie is a Lie, regardless. Thank God for his Mercy and his Grace!
John the Baptist said in the Bible that even though he wants to do good, he still messes up. Considering we are all born with a sin nature, sometimes its easier to be evil than it is to be Good. I say this, because, humans have to make a conscious decision to do the right thing, but evil comes naturally to us all. Thanks Eve!
Just wanted to share my thoughts, and ask yours?