Years ago, I introduced Dennis to Craig, a business owner who was looking for funding.
Since I didn’t know Craig well, I warned Dennis to carefully vet this opportunity. At the first meeting Dennis told Craig, “I’m willing to consider investing in your business, but I hate liars. If you ever lie, we are done that instant.”
A month later Craig made the mistake of lying to Dennis. Fortunately, Dennis pulled out immediately. Craig later went to prison for fraud.
Proverbs 6 teaches, “There are six things which the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood.”
Like Dennis, God hates lying. In business, trust is undermined by lies. Value truth and steer clear of liars.