God: is forthright with His expectations….
Colossians 3:9-10 (KJV) “Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him”:
Some of us tend to have a really faulty memory when it comes to what we use to do and practice before we became believers and the blood of Jesus touched our lives. One other way of putting it is the blood did such a good job cleansing us, we can’t remember accurately the things we were did before.
And of a truth we shouldn’t dwell on the past too much, only as far as to not wanting to go back to the state that you were delivered from.
But in all simplicity the desire of hearts ought to be wanting to live a truthful life and cling to the things that would please God and as a part of the body of Christ holding unto pleasing one another in all godliness: lie not to each other and as much as possible try to live in peace with one another and it shall be well with thee.
Beloved, this will take much effort, but it will be worth it after a while…