Lying. It is a sin that God hates. Since hate is a strong word, maybe we need to pay attention.
King Solomon names seven things that God hates. Lying was mentioned twice.
He mentions that God hates a lying tongue and a false witness who pours out lies.
It is important for us to avoid lying of all kinds. Our lies do nothing for us except hurt us. Most significantly it hurts God!
Lies lead to more lies to cover up the one before it. Before you know it you can't keep up with the lies that have snowballed. It is better to come clean and accept the consequences than continue with the exhaustive process of making up falsehood.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!