The LORD hates those who tell lies but is pleased with those who keep their promises. Pro 12:22
Our Master has a strict honor code. From Genesis to Revelation, the theme is the same: God loves the truth and hates deceit. In 1Co 6:9-10 Paul lists the type of people who will not inherit the kingdom of God. The covey he portrays is a ragged assortment of those who sin sexually, worship idols, take part in adultery, sell their bodies, get drunk, rob people, and—there it is--lie about others.
Such rigor may surprise you. You mean my fibbing and flattering stir the same heavenly anger as adultery and aggravated assault? Apparently so…
Why the hard line? Why the tough stance?
For one reason: dishonesty is absolutely contrary to the character of God.
Just Like Jesus (by: Max Lucado)