I usually tease my girls anytime we are together. I’d say things that would make them laugh. Recently, I said something about my older daughter. It looked funny, but it’s not entirely true. Her response taught me a lesson; “Daddy, it’s a lie.” My response to her was, “You mean I’m lying?” She didn’t know what to say. Then, it reminds me of how we often accuse God of lying.

Friend, how often have you accused God of lying? I know you have read in the Bible that God cannot lie (Titus 1:2). I know you cannot even reason what could make God tell a lie. Yet, in your relationship with Him, you see Him as one. To better put it, you cannot seem to understand why what He says does not sometimes seem to turn out as you expect it.

Like my daughter wisely stayed mute when I asked if she just called me a liar, some of us are silent about a lot of our contemplations. You may not have said with your mouth that God has disappointed you. You may not have said that God has lied to you. But that’s exactly what and how you are thinking (Proverbs 23:7). You just have enough sense or fear not to say it out.

Remember when Sarah laughed at the promise of God (Genesis 18:12)? In her mind, “This God is lying to me.” These men of God have come again with their fables. In fact, one woman in scriptures had the audacity to say it out; don’t lie to your handmaiden (2 Kings 4:16). You might not be different from this woman in your responses to God, especially in your heart. Stop calling God a liar.

When you don’t take God at His word. You are simply calling Him a lair. God sees unbelief as evil (Hebrews 3:12). It questions the integrity, ability, and willingness of God. You call God a liar when you try to find alternatives to His plans and promises (Genesis 16:1-16). You call Him a liar when you cannot boldly declare His promises (Hebrews 13:5-6). You call God a liar when you take men serious more than you take God serious (Romans 3:4). Stop calling God a liar.

On a flip side, parents must model integrity before their children. The first place a child learns faith, integrity, etc, is from the family (2 Timothy 1:5). Parents, let your children see God as a God of integrity through your own life of integrity. Don’t promise them what you would not fulfil, and do your best to fulfil all your promises to them. If they can safely trust you, they will successfully trust God. Amen.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria