Truth Telling~is it really that hard to tell the truth? I'm referring to every day, all the time~not just in a court of law.
How many times have we told "little white lies" and justified them? Do we even think about these types of lies as breaking a commandment? Do we consider that "always" telling the truth is what it is all about?
The most important ingredient to building a moral society is truth, both inside and outside a courtroom. The prohibition against "bearing false witness" does not only demand that truth reigns supreme in a trial, but that it is a societal value throughout the culture. Bad things happen when people believe lies. With truth, we can build a decent society. Without it, even the other nine commandments won't help...Dennis Prager
~ 9 ~ Do Not Bear False Witness
Links to Series:
The Ten Commandments~Introduction
~1~ Am the Lord Your God
~2~ No Other Gods
~3~ Do Not Misuse God's Name
~4~ Remember The Sabbath
~5~Honor Your Father and Mother
~6~Do Not Murder
~7~Do Not Commit Adultery
~8~Do Not Steal