How you should treat one another. It is important to consider how you treat one another. Lying destroys your influence for God. Truth-telling helps others to see God even when it is difficult.
Ephesians 4:25 - Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.
The scripture admonishes us. Therefore putting away lying. Let each of you speak truth with his neighbor for we are members of one another. Have you ever given thought to that?
Have you ever given thought to the reality that you are a participant together with everyone around you, a participant together in obedience with God? And if you lie to someone, you hold them back from believing in God. You hold them back from obeying the truth. Why? Because you've destroyed your influence for the truth.
May I encourage you, speak the truth. Sometimes it'll hurt, but the man of God speaks the truth even when it does hurt. This writer says, speak the truth.