Hebrews 6 Lesson

Lying Is An Abomination To The Lord!


There was a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to see how many lies the average person tells in a day. 

The study looked at 632 people over a period of 91 days.  

Over that period of time, there were 116,366 lies told.  

This equates to just over two lies per person, per day.  


According to this study, people lie for a variety of reasons:

  • 21 % to avoid others, 
  • 20 % as humor (a joke or a prank), 
  • 14 % to protect oneself, 
  • 13 % to impress or appear more favorable, 
  • 11 % to protect another person, 
  • 9 % for personal benefit or gain, 
  • 5 % for the benefit of another person, 
  • 2 % to hurt another person,
  • 5 % unspecified reasons or, explicitly, for no reason at all. 

Regardless of the reason that people lie, lying is a sin, and the Bible teaches us not to do it.  

In fact, of the seven abominations to the Lord listed in Proverbs 6:16-19, two of them have to do with lying:  

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to Him:

  1. Haughty eyes,
  2. A lying tongue,
  3. Hands that shed innocent blood,
  4. A heart that devises wicked plans,
  5. Feet that run rapidly to evil,
  6. A false witness who declares lies,
  7. And one who spreads strife among brothers.


As Christians, we need to break this pattern of lies and make it a priority to be truthful in all our communications.  

This includes:

  1. Verbal communications,
  2. Electronic communications,
  3. And social media.  

It is important to God that His children are people who can be trusted to tell the truth.  

Jesus talked about this during His Sermon on the Mount when He stated simply:

  • “Let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’” –Mathew 5:37.

As disciples of Jesus, we are commanded to follow God’s direction and not the ways of the world.  

This will seem different to a world that is lost in darkness and that is ok.  

In fact, that is the point!

As John wrote in his Gospel:

  • “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” – John 1:5.

When people see that we do not lie, curse, get drunk, or gossip, they notice that something is different about us, which often leads to curiosity and discussions about what makes us different.

When this happens, we have a fantastic opportunity to share the Gospel!

In his letter to the churches of Rome, the Apostle Paul wrote:

  • “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. ” – Romans 12:2.


The Bible talks a lot about telling the truth because telling the truth is so important to God.

For today’s lesson we have highlighted the following four verses:

  1. “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal faithfully are His delight.” - Proverbs 12:22,
  2. “Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.” - Ephesians 4:25,
  3. “But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ.” - Ephesians 4:15,
  4. “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:32.


God considers lies an abomination.  

As Christians, we need to hold ourselves to a higher standard than the world does and challenge ourselves to do better.

In Paul’s letter to Titus, we see that God, Himself, never lies:

  • “Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, in the hope of eternal life, which God,  who cannot lie, promised long ages ago.” - Titus 1:2.

And while we will never be able to keep God’s commandments perfectly, we must try.

The character is in the trying!


The average person lies more than two times per day.  

This is troubling to God, who cannot lie, and considers lying an abomination.

As Christians, we need to hold ourselves to a higher standard and challenge ourselves to do better.

People need to know that they can trust what we say and that we are people of integrity.

Anything less makes us look like hypocrites and puts our souls at risk.

When we make a commitment to telling the truth, the world will notice us, because we are different.

This brings glory to God!

We will end today’s lesson with the following quote taken from the Gospel of Mathew.  

Jesus spoke these inspirational words during His Sermon on the Mount:

  • “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.” – Mathew 5:16.


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1) What did today’s Bible study make you think and feel?
2) How can you apply what you have just learned to something specific that is happening in your life?


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Virtual Bible Study

1) What did today’s Bible study make you think and feel?
2) How can you apply what you have just learned to something specific that is happening in your life?


Virtual Bible Study

Today I start my first day of fasting and prayer. This bible study has allowed me to understand the lengths and magnitude of what I am to God and what I need to do to prepare myself for the Kingdom of God. I dont often tell lies but I am unholy with my tongue and how I spit fire when I shouldnt be... arrogant and yet ignorant