In Proverbs 6, David lists, under inspiration, seven things that God hates; getting to know God involves our knowing His likes and dislikes. Two of those items directly reference lies, deception, and the truth: a lying tongue and a false witness. God loves truth. He desires that we are true to ourselves, to others, and to Him (Psalm 51:6), truth that is within us, our mind and heart. God's Word is truth (John 17:17) and we should be seeking the truth daily.
Fred Crow is an elder with United Church of God; pastor of the Eureka and San Jose, California congregations. After 34 years, Fred retired from the aerospace industry in 2015. He and his wife Sue have two daughters and seven grandchildren. For fun, he has written a newspaper column, taught scuba diving, was a published cartoonist; he is a writer, photographer, and traveler.