I remember when I was growing up, years ago, there was a TV show called “Truth or Consequences” The theme was that if a contestant couldn’t answer a question with the truth,,, there would be consequences. I also have a friend that grew up in Truth or Consequences New Mexico. Does that sound like a western town??
Anyhow my experience in life has been that, if you don’t tell or live by the truth,,, there will always be consequences down the road,, pretty much for sure. It is true in this life and will be true in eternity. John 14:6 says (KJV) : “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”.
If we choose to live by, believe and accept the truth of Jesus in this present life, we will be with him in eternity,,, if not,,, there will be the consequences of eternity separated from him,,,,,, Hell. The truth is always the best way !!!