In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
The damage done by liars is profound. In a universe governed by a holy, true God Who cannot lie, the existence of even one falsehood is an affront. And people lie all the time. The effect of compounded lies upon lies is staggeringly intense.
Lies exist for many reasons... none of them good reasons. We think we can protect ourselves by deceit. We often lie to keep from admitting a sin or a weakness. We lie to impress others. We lie to keep ourselves comfortable. All of those kinds of lies show our lack of faith in God.
The prayer to be delivered from lies and deceit is still daily prayed. We cannot act like God's children and lie. And we are left to navigate a world built on lies. We NEED God and His truth in order to successfully live beyond the distress our lying culture brings to us with every encounter.