9-Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10-and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
Notes verses 9-10 — To lie is : to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive : to create a false or misleading impression. In this verse we are commanded not to lie. How fitting it is that this is stated in verse nine as thou shall not lie is also the ninth commandment in the original Ten Commandments given to us early on in the Old Testament. During our lifetime I can’t even begin to imagine how many times we have told a lie. We may have thought that it was just a white lie. The kind that we justify in our minds as being acceptable. Yet in the sight of God a lie is a lie no matter how it is used, told, or even thought of. The Word of God even tells us that all those who lie will have their place in hell. This should show us that God will not approve your lie no matter how innocent you believe it was. All those who lie will have their place in hell. Yet we serve a merciful God. A God that forgives us when we cry out to Him as our Savior and Lord. When Christ is in us and we have confessed Him being Jesus as Lord of our lives, then we can shed our old way of life and embrace His way of life. Thus verse ten puts it we are turning from the old life to the new one which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. We were created to be perfect by our creator. God created us in His image and His image is perfect. Therefore we were perfect. It is only when man chose to sin against God that we fail from the presence of perfection and into a pit of sin. Yet everyday God is showing us His great mercy by allowing us to repent of our sins and become more like His own image. We will never be God, but we are commanded to be like Him. We must stop lying to ourselves by making excuses for our sins and we must repent as God continues to show us His great mercy everyday.