If God says he detests lies of any kind - even the "little white ones" - then why do we pursue that path at all? It is easier than dealing with the truth! We look for the easy way out of our struggles of will on occasion, and that "easy way out" may not always be the best way!
You see the dilemma? The will wants to submit to what is good and right and true - but it struggles with what is comfortable, easiest, and not always all that upright. The Holy Spirit helps us know the truth, but the choice to walk in it is still ours. As long as we live in this body we will deal with these choices. The more we move away from the desire to take the easiest way in life, the more likely we are to move toward the more "righteous" way! Maybe this is the meaning of that passage in which Jesus describes two roads - one quite wide and the other very narrow. So many will choose the wide one because it is easiest. Be one of the few who choose the narrow - it won't be easy, but the view will be breath-taking! Just sayin!