(Proverbs 12:22 KJV) Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
“Lying” (8267) is an “abomination” (8441). If there is one line of demarcation in our society, this is it. In the church, instead of standing tall for truth we look for ways to redefine what a lie is. While I will concede that there is a time for diplomacy and tact we have gone overboard to excuse our deceit and exaggerations for personal gain. You may not want to answer if a dress makes your wife look fat but you do need to let her know that it does not look good on her.
In God’s eyes there is no such thing as “little white lies”. Try calling them “little white abominations” instead and see how that plays.
Why do we talk about lies so much? The main reason is that Solomon felt a need to bring it up so often and the basis for that is the tendency to lie in 800 B.C. as well as the tendency to lie in 2019.
So? Simple. Tell the truth. If you can’t, don’t say anything.