“How long will you love vain words and seek after lies?” the Old Testament Psalmist asked.
Jesus prayed to the Father, “Consecrate them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world, and for their sake I consecrate Myself so that they too may be consecrated in truth” (Jn. 17:17-19).
Someone has compiled a telling list of “Famous Non-truths.” Here are a few …
“The check is in the mail.”
“We service what we sell.”
“Your money is cheerfully refunded, no questions asked.”
“You’ve already won a valuable prize.”
“One size fits all.”
“Your table will be ready in a minute.”
“This won’t hurt a bit.”
“This hurts me more than it hurts you.”
“I’ll start my diet tomorrow.”
When it comes down to the real nitty-gritty of our lives — who we really are and what we really ought to be doing — this is the biggest whopper of them all: “Thy…
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