God expects us to be honorable as Christians because we represent Him when we speak in court – or in the restaurant, or..
Have you ever been called to testify in court?
Do you remember the oath you had to take?
I’m sure you do. If not, the oath starts out as; “Do you swear to tell the truth..“…
And, you placed your hand on the Bible. Then, you told the truth, didn’t you?
The Bible study lesson today is from Exodus 20:16.
This 9th commandment addresses a problem the Israelites experienced with false testimony.
The 10 Commandments of God – The 9th Commandment
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” – Exodus 20:16 NASB
The Ninth Commandment Meaning – False Testimony
There are two parts involved in giving false testimony…
First, in the days of Moses, God wanted the Israelites to have an effective legal system so the country could survive as a nation.
And second, lying in court breaks down a society. And, it could lead to destruction of the nation.
Should We Have to Take an Oath to Simply Tell the Truth?
We take an oath when we testify in court today. But, it is just as important to tell the whole truth in our personal dealings with others.
Honesty is the best policy to coin a phrase. There is an old saying that goes ..
“If you lie to me once, I will put a question mark at the end of everything you say from now on.“
We all give false testimony at one time or another. We’re human, But, let’s be aware of this ninth commandment of God and do our best to keep it.
It’s important to our nation, and for our Christian presence on earth.
Love in Christ
To learn more about how to accept the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a look at John 3:16…