Teaching your kids how to stop lying can be done with a positive approach by using bible verses that talk about honesty.
Showing your children how God desires us to be honest can inspire them to want to please God and walk in honesty themselves.
Bedtime is the best time to share these scriptures about honesty. It's usually the quietest time of the day when kids are snuggled into their beds. It's the perfect opportunity to gently introduce God's word of correction or character building.
It's a time when kids can ask question in a calm and loving environment.
An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship.
The king is pleased with words from righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly.
Do not steal. Do not deceive or cheat one another.
Leviticus 19:11 NLT
Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest.
Proverbs 16:8 NLT
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8 NLT
Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the Lord's blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior.
Psalm 24:4-5 NLT
We are careful to be honorable before the Lord, but we also want everyone else to see that we are honorable.
2 Corinthians 8:21 NLT
Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.
1 Peter 2:12 NLT
Helping your children to have a pure and honest heart before the Lord is one of the most important things we can teach them!
Letting them now that when they make a mistake by (ie. tell a lying or do something sinful) they can always be honest with the Lord, and He will always forgive them.
It is critical that children know that the blood of Jesus Christ will wash away their sin and make their hearts pure again.
If you want to help your children build a strong relationship with the Lord, then you should gently teach them to always come before the Lord to ask for forgiveness. And, that Jesus is faithful and just to forgive them. (1 John 1:9)
The Lord makes is so, easy for even children to understand His forgiveness with these description form the bible below.
1: I, even I, am He who clots out your transgressions for my Own sake; and I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43:25
2: He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103: 10-12
3: Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though you sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Isaiah 1:18
1: "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He Spoken, and will He Not make it good? Numbers 23:19
2: ...so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. Hebrews 6:18
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. Ephesians 5:1-2
Jesus want's us all to be honest and truthful.
In a gentle way you can encourage your kids to stop lying and help them to be honest by showing them the truth's in God's word. For His word will not return void! (Isaiah 55:11)
Be encouraged! The Lord is faith!!
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