Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with soul-searching integrity:
“Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from. At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, the men left. I don’t know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them.” (But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax she had laid out on the roof.)”
She lied, Jesus.
She flat-out lied.
In so doing, she saved the lives of Your spies.
Since they were on mission for you, did You excuse her lie?
Even reward it?
By lying, she saved her own life and that of her family.
Does this mean I can lie when I’m on mission for You?
Something tells me I’d better walk softly on this one…
since the rule is:
All liars go to hell.
Genesis 12:10-20; Genesis 20:1-18; Genesis 26:6-13; Leviticus 19:11; 1 Samuel 21:10-15; Psalms 63:11; Proverbs 6:16-19; Proverbs 12:19; Proverbs 12:22; Matthew 1:1-16; Colossians 3:9; Revelation 21:8
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.