Proverbs 26:18-19 reads; Just as damaging as a madman shooting a deadly weapon is someone who lies to a friend and then says, “I was only joking.” We know all about the mad people shooting deadly weapons today. Madmen were shooting arrows and throwing spears in Bible times while they are shooting guns today. The wise one compares a madman shooting a deadly weapon to a friend who lies and then says, “I was only joking” or “Just kidding”. Lying is no joke and it breaks the ninth commandment of bearing false witness. It’s worse to lie and then make it out to be a joke. God calls us to be honest in all things even if it hurts us financially or even personally. Jesus says that our yes should be yes, and our no should be no. Surrender your life to the Lord and He will give You the ability to be always honest even when it hurts.