Exodus 20:15 & 16
The ten commandments forbid taking something that is not yours.
Telling a lie is like taking someone's trust and stealing it - because
they trust you and you lied. This commandment includes stealing information.
You are bearing a false witness when you hand in homework or tests as your
work, when it isn't (it's lying).
Proverbs 12:17 (Pr.12:17)
How can we witness for Jesus when our praise tongue is also our
lie tongue. (it may be well to look up the verse about trying to serve
Proverbs 14:25 (Pr.14:25)
Jseus calls lying treacherous. "Oh what a tangled web we weave when
first we practice to deceive". I tried to help the children understand
how we weave webs that eventually choke us and lying is one of the worst.
Mark 7:22 (MK 7:22)
If we are still lying and practicing deception, we have not allowed
Jesus to wash us clean! Lying makes our hearts dirty and they need cleansing
which can only come from Jesus.
John 8:44 (Jn. 8:44)
Satan is the father of lies. If we lie we are allowing satan to
be our ruler and leader. And we want Jesus to be our leader - so we need
to choose Jesus! And ask forgiveness when and if we lie.
Jeremiah 17:9 & 10(Jer. 17:9 & 10)
Our own nature is deceiful, but Jesus can change our sin sick hearts!
By nature we may tempted to lie but we can choose Jesus.
Proverbs 30:8 (Pr. 30:8)
Pray that God will cast lies from your heart. This is pray that
we can pray and claim - as there is Power in the Word.
Romans 1:28 -32 (Rom. 1:28-32)
God lists lying along with mrder and hatred against Him. Sometimes
we don't understand how bad sin is and we need to see it as Jesus does
- but we shouldn't despair - we have Jesus on our side. If we are doing
wrong, Jesus is our Friend and Savior and "if we confess our sin He is
faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from it". This is so
important to stress. (you may choose to mark that verse in your study too).
Zephaniah 3:13 (Zeph. 3:13)
God's children will speak the truth and truth will be in them. We
are God's children. Jesus loves us and wants us to choose Him.
At the end of the Study after we mark the last verse there in Zephaniah
we write in the margin H3 - End!
There are really so many Bible Studies that can be marked in your
We hope you enjoy this and use this as an idea for your own. In the
near future, I will add another one or two.
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Camden, NY 13316