(Proverbs 12:17 KJV) He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
You may have noticed that this chapter has a lot to say about truth and deceit and a willingness to embrace discipline and knowledge. The literal reference in this verse gives us an insight into the character of the redeemed. When it says the righteous “speaketh” (speaks NASB) (6315) the literal meaning in the margin is “breathes.”
I like that.
Following Jesus is not a surface conformity to a bunch of standards. Those come with regeneration. They may come in different order and speed for each of us, but they come. No, what makes us different to people is the inner change that changes how our lives breathe. We may mess up but we exude a different spiritual order.
Or we should.
So? How is your spiritual breath today? I hope it reflects the presence of the Breath of Heaven.