Itty-bitty Lies

My friend, Phil, isn’t proud of it, but admits that occasionally he lies to avoid confrontation, to protect someone’s feelings, and/or to cover forgetfulness or errors. For many of us, lying happens without thinking.

Some call them “white lies.”

Proverbs 6:16-19says. “There are six things the Lordhates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”

Liars are in serious company. In business, lying, even itty-bitty, white lies, sets a bad standard for employees and can shake the foundation of our personal and professional practice.  

Instead, always speak the truth.  

Today’s Integrity Moment was adapted with permission from the writings of Philip Struble. Check out his blog at

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