They would have lost a client
Reference: Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife. Take her and go!” (Genesis 12:19 NIV)
Explore: No one likes to be lied to and I always find it interesting to see how people react once the lie has been found out.
A couple of months ago a supplier came into work and lied about some previous communication to cover up their mistake. It made the conversation very confusing until we realised what had happened.
My manager was in the position that he could have cancelled our work with this supplier and they would have lost a client. But he decided on a different path.
He made sure everyone was back on track with our expectations and he graciously moved the deadline to allow the supplier time to rectify their mistake. In the end it worked out well for everyone.
Application: I wish I was as gracious as my manager. When I discover a lie I usually get overly defensive and remove the person from my life.
In Genesis we hear of Abram tying himself up in a lie. It involved his wife and the most powerful man in the land.
It’s an incredible read and I can’t believe Abram leaves with his life. But the Pharaoh at the time was gracious and willing to rectify the problem promptly.
There will come a time in our lives when we will be lied to. It’s our choice as to how we will work to rectify the wrong.
Prayer: Lord, forgive us when we lie to cover up our imperfections. Help us to strive for truth in all areas of our life. Amen.
What is your initial response when you are wronged?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.