Lying for God

Blessed lies in sacred history:
- The Hebrew midwives lied to save innocent children
- Rahab lied to save the God-fearing spies
- Milcah lied to save her husband David
- A Bahurim woman lied to save Jonathan and Ahimaaz
- God sent a lying spirit to deceive a wicked king
- God planned the ambush that deceived the men of Ai
- Elisha lied to the blinded Syrian army, "Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek." But he led them to Samaria.
- Moses lied to Pharaoh saying, "We will go three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the Lord our God", knowing full well that the plan was for the Hebrews to leave Egypt for good and head to the Promised Land.

Blessed lies in profane history:
- Corrie ten Boom lied to Germans who would kill the Jews
- Harriet Tubman lied to Americans who would rob blacks of their freedom
- The Allies deceived the Germans with fake field armies to aid the Normandy invasion
- Etc.

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