(Proverbs 14:25 KJV) A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
My first thought in reading this was being a “witness” (5707) in court. It is used that way. It is also the word used as false witness in the Ten Commandments. I have never done the first and hopefully avoid the second. I then realized there is one sense in which we use the word that is, or should be, a daily occurrence. I am to be a witness for Jesus Christ.
What kind of testimony do I give for Jesus on a daily basis? If asked in a carefully controlled environment I can do an acceptable job. Most of us could. The big issue is in the moment by moment ways in which we demonstrate to people who really is Lord of our lives. By being impatient, by stretching the facts, by ignoring the obvious, even by being silent, I can deny my Lord.
So? Jesus said turn the extra cheek. He told us not to take a brother to court. He told us to love our enemies. How is my witness?