(Proverbs 4:24 KJV) Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
Again we see the Biblical emphasis on honesty. It is impossible to overstress how God hates liars and lying. One of the words used to describe Jesus was “truth.” God’s written word is described as true. At the heart of the Christian way of thinking is the belief that there is truth and it can be known. There is no room for the relativism that is creeping into the church through new age, post modern and emergent thinking. They all say that truth is different for everyone. They are not just saying that we all face different situations, they are saying that the actual foundations are not solid.
This is to be a conscious effort as we “put away” (5493) the ingredients of evil. Honesty is a choice. The choice we make has eternal consequences. It is not spin, tact or hyperbole if the person listening thinks it is an honest and accurate statement. It is a lie.
So? As Joshua said, “Choose this day whom you will serve.” Your mouth and your actions will be given repeated chances today to choose. Make the best of it.