Who may stand in his holy place?
Only those whose hands and hearts are pure,
who do not worship idols
and never tell lies.
-Psalm 24:3b-4, NLT
What struck me this morning as I read this verse out of the New Living Translation was how seriously God takes lying.
Lying is named right next to idolatry as behavior God will not tolerate having in His Presence!
It is impossible to cheat without lying. Often times, the lies are what do the most lasting damage to the faithful spouse.
God hates lying for good reason!
Ultimately, God decides the fate of each soul. However, I would say someone has much to worry about if he or she is living a lifestyle of lies like many cheaters do. These verses serve as such a stern warning.