Job 6:28 Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.
Honest scientists are increasingly learning truths once deemed unimaginable by those who did not know the scriptures. Some of these truths concern the inner workings of man’s mind and body. These relatively recent discoveries reveal that the body emits signals exposing truths intended by men to remain concealed. Sometimes the individual even lies attempting to conceal the facts further. For this reason, people began studying body language in hopes of determining if an individual’s movements reveal otherwise hidden truths. Yet, the Bible has included these secrets long before man’s scientific discoveries. In fact, the main character found in the oldest book of the Bible understood these principles. Job claimed that the truthfulness of his statements could be seen by simply looking at him. People have long assumed that the conscience is responsible for body language and the scriptures support this claim. Romans 9:1 confirms this truth as Paul stated, “I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost.” The Bible repeatedly shows that the conscience reveals the truth even when man intentionally tries to hide it, lie, or deceive.
· (For children): No matter how much we try to hide our lies from others, inside we know if what we are saying is right or wrong. People can frequently tell by the way you are acting whether you are telling the truth.
· (For everyone): Who created man? God programmed the conscience to testify of a man’s truthfulness (Psalm 139:14)? Don’t you think that this proves how much the Creator is concerned with the truthfulness of your statements?
· Why would God wire man with indicators that express a man’s guilt or innocence in what they are saying? Why should we be concerned with remaining always truthful?
· Ask the Lord to help you see the importance of telling the truth.
· Ask the Lord to give you wisdom when others are lying to you.
Song: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing