Lie is the poison which destroys trust in mankind, and lie also prevents us from seeing the truth, and it brings us further away from the truth, that is God, our Lord. That was also how lies brought the people and their leaders further away from the truth of Christ. The Messiah had come to the people, and yet they had rejected Him because of the lies that prevented them from seeing the truth.
To testify in public means we should aim to say only the truth, and truth indeed, even though it may be difficult to do so. But in doing a testimony, a trust had been placed upon us to say the truth about things that we have knowledge of, and to tell lies in a testimony would be a great sin. Since a lie is a betrayal of trust and faith, and therefore an outright rebellion against God’s commandments and laws.
Jesus came to the people of Israel, and presented Himself plainly to them, in plain and clear truths that He had represented and taught to the people. He explained to the people of Israel the true nature of God in heaven, who is His Father, and who loves all the people whom He created, that indeed, in Jesus Himself lie that truth, that God sent His only Son that all those who believe in Him, may be saved and gain eternal life.
Yet many refused to believe in Him and His message, and instead they ‘believed’ Him because of His miracles, and not because of the truth that is in Him. It is in our human nature that we are easily excited and interested by things that excite our visual senses, in which, Christ through His miracles had definitely left a great impact on all these people, that they believe in Him, but in His miracles and what they see, instead of any kind of true faith in the Messiah.
This was also why they abandoned Him when He was arrested and put on trial by the chief priests, and when the priests cried for His death, they too followed suit and cried out for the death of Christ, the very one whom they had ‘believed’ in before, not because of any true faith, or belief and faith in the truth, but in temporary excitement of the visual. We prefer to linger in a world of lies than in a world of truth.
Therefore, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let us then strive for truth and also strive to tell the truth to all around us, particularly when it concerns other people. Let us not be children of Satan but rather become children of God, who is truth.