An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Simple Truth

(Proverbs 19:22 KJV)  The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

What is one of the greatest differences in living standards between followers of Jesus and the rest of the world?  Truth, both absolute and moral.  Absolute truth is based on Jesus claim that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.  Truth exists because of God. 

Here we are called to moral, daily truth.  We are reminded again that God hates a “liar” (376/3577).  Notice I list two numbers.  That means this is a compound word.  It combines “man” and “lie.”  When God told us not to bear false witness in the Ten Commandments, He did not include any exception clauses.  I can’t think of any place in the Bible where it says circumstances allow a lie.  We need to get over the situational ethics of our day and live with honesty, no matter what the cost.

So?  Don’t lie.  That seems kind of simple.  And don’t sidetrack the issue by bringing up your wife asking if the dress makes her look fat.

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