“He was assigned a grave with the wicked
and with the rich in his death, though he had
done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.”
Isaiah 25:9 (NIV)
Our Lord didn’t have a special grave, it was a cave in a garden. Someone donated it. The grave belonged to a rich man by the standards of the Hebrew people. Jesus hadn’t done anything wrong And he never told a lie.
I had a phone conversation with a relative by marriage one day. She told me something her mother had told her when she was growing up. “There are three kinds of lies. Little white lies, acceptable in society, they don’t hurt anyone. Gray lies, stronger in intent, might hurt someone. Black lies, the worst kind, hurts a lot of people.”
I don’t agree with this way of thinking. I feel a lie is a lie. I believe a follower of Christ should never have to resort to lying in order to get his or her way or to get ahead.
He should be our example as we travel through our lives, conduct business, and, establish relationships with others.