"Go to the Devil"
Two different people recently told me to "Go to the Devil" although they didn't realize that was what they did. One of them suggested that I tell a lie which would benefit them, the other one suggested that I tell a lie that would benefit me. Each one of them told me in their own way to "Go to the Devil." The demon is the Father of lies, there is NO truth in him. When we tell lies, or entice someone to lie for us then we are using the devils tactics and are on his territory. So congratulations, you have just shaken hands with the Devil and chained yourself to him. Not only that, but if you have enticed someone to lie and they do it, now you are somewhat responsible for that person being chained also. Now the demon has TWO prisoners.
How deceptive the demon is! He not only chains souls with something as flimsy as cobwebs, but convinces them that it is 100lb chain that they and that they can't get free. He either tells them they can't get free or that the solution to their problem they are in is to lie again, and more often to get whatever it is they need.
People who lie may be poor and lacking in resources, another chain of the devil ~ first get them to lie to get something, and then keep them there by making sure they appear lacking in every thing. Or they are wealthy and are using lies to keep their wealth. The wealthiest have the heaviest chains, because with their chains is also a steady diet of fear of losing that wealth. This fear will breed greater sins, murder, etc. Jesus spoke the truth, how hard it was for a rich man to get into heaven!
No matter WHAT IT WILL COST YOU personally....DON'T LIE...not now, not ever. If you cannot speak the truth...be silent.