The Truth

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

It is a scene enacted countless times every day in businesses large and small. In fact, for many people it is a kind of ritual. These are called “watercooler conversations,” because so many take place around a watercooler.

Here, one frequent topic is the latest television programs. In these conversations, men and women discuss what they watched. What they thought of the characters and stories. What they liked, and disliked.

This interaction has become central to social interaction. But what is particularly interesting is that much of what is discussed is not true.

This is a conclusion from a recent study which revealed that 46% of people lie about what they watch on TV. Why? The researchers found that people said they watched a show out of a desire “to fit into a conversation.” They wanted to be accepted, or just impress others, and were willing to lie to achieve their objectives.

Interestingly, the researchers found that men were almost twice as likely to lie as women. And younger people were more likely to lie than those who were older.

One analyst described how the findings confirm that many don’t “want to be left out of the conversation.” Others lie because they wanted to cultivate an image. To encourage others to think about them in a particular way. To appear more sophisticated, or cultured. More up-to-date. More in tune with trends.

Many people go through life with this attitude. They are willing to lie, or distort the truth, in an effort to fool others. Not just about TV programs but about their accomplishments. Their purchases or lifestyle. Just about anything.

But the Bible gives us another perspective on these habits. People may be able to fool others, but they can’t fool God. He knows every secret, every thought.

In your life, seek to be honest with God. Remember. He knows everything about you.