15 “A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established. 16 If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, 17 then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the Lord, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days. 18 The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, 19 then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. 20 And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you.
by: Jennifer Lewis Berg.
A Christian needs to be a person of his or her word. The Biblical laws of the Old Testament put strong emphasis on honesty and integrity. Although most of us will spend little or no time as witnesses in a courtroom, we cause great damage if we commit fraud at our jobs, in our business dealings, or in our relationships with others. We may set traps for ourselves with bad choices and think lying is the only way out. Usually when we do this, we dig an even bigger hole. And even if we are never found out, God misses nothing.