When you tell the truth it becomes part of your past. When you tell a lie it becomes a part of your future.
Don’t let falsehoods define who you are, your character, your integrity. Dishonesty will follow you all the days of your life. Others won’t remember you as much for telling the truth a hundred times as they will for lying just once. Be honest with others, yourself, and with God. That is a part of God’s plan for you and your happiness.
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.