(Proverbs 26:28 KJV) A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
Does “lying” (8267) require the use of the “tongue” (3956)? I don’t think so. We often lie by saying nothing when something is required for righteousness to prevail.
Our pastor has been reflecting on the state of the country. If I am to believe what I hear there are open homosexual relationships being portrayed on prime time television. Out of marriage births outnumber the legitimate in several demographics and are pushing upward in all groups. When you consider the health care turmoil and cut out the politics it comes down to people wanting to receive or give what is not paid for by the recipient.
At the core of the downward path in our culture is the silence of the churches. We have a vast majority of pulpits that never declare the moral word of the Lord. They remain silent and allow the country to proceed to “ruin” (4072).
So? Have you had a part in the coverup? Have you kept your tongue silent when the conversation demands a word? I know I am guilty. Either we do not know the truth or we are lying by silence. God help us. God forgive us.