For years it has been stated that "honesty is the best policy." Nonetheless, there have been and continue to be those who act otherwise - Those who want to lie, cheat, over exaggerate, and deal dishonestly with others.
No matter how far from right this world may go, God's word must be respected. From it, we learn that honesty is commanded. Paul told the church at Rome to "...provide things honest in the sight of all men” (Rom. 12:17). For the Corinthians he prayed that they might "do that which is honest..." (2 Cor. 13:7). Is any less expected of God's people today? Certainly not!
But someone says, "It doesn't hurt to tell a little white lie," “It's o.k. to stretch the truth to get what you want." "God understands if I have to cover up some minor details from time to time." Fact is, it does hurt, it's not o.k., and He doesn’t understand! Whether' "white", “slightly stretched", or "just a cover up" - a lie is a lie! For the Christian, honesty is the only policy.