lies hurt, period. I don’t care how “white” you think they are. lies hurt the ones they are intended for and the ones telling them. not to mention the innocent bystanders (especially children who are not wise enough in their years to understand someone’s “reason” [as if there really is one] for lying.) believe me, I’ve been the recipient but also the culprit many more times than I would like to admit and enough times to know they have a lasting effect. lies have a way of growing beyond what they were originally meant for. nip it in the bud! besides, God hates it!
The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. (Proverbs 12:22 NIV)