(Pro 14:5 KJV) A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
This is a good description of the believer. He is to be a “faithful” (529) “witness” (5707). We tend to be impressed by the person of great talent, who is outgoing and successful. This speaks more of the steady living of the life in front of the world. In the NT when it talks about being a witness, the Greek word is our English word “martyr”. We pay a price.
We serve and live the truth not a “lie” (3576). If we live that truth, people will see it. The hard part is that we may never be aware that they see it. I had a brief glimps of this in high school. I was saved the summer before my senior year. When graduation came, one of my class mates wrote an interesting comment in my yearbook: “It is good to see someone acting like a Christian for a change.” I do not know what behavior brought this out. I had no indication it was coming. He might have decided not to write it. But I was being a “faithful witness” without putting on any act or plotting behavior. Live Jesus.
This would seem too obvious to need saying, but we live in a world that continually refuses to see the evil of “lies” (3576). This is repeatedly brought up in Proverbs. I must conclude that the tendency for culture to accept lies is nothing new. If we lie then we are a “false” (8267) witness. Honesty is not the best policy, it is the only policy.