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.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Small Cracks

(Pro 26:28 KJV)  A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

This would seem to imply that there is no such thing as a little white lie.  It doesn’t rule it out but the idea is that lies destroy.  It is hard to get this across to the generation I taught because their lives were already so broken by the deceptions of their parents and culture that they had no idea what it was to really trust.  Marriage cannot thrive and might be impossible to preserve in an atmosphere of deceit.  Secure, mature children cannot be raised when lies are accepted as normal.  How can a business do well if the customers can’t trust the management?

Little white lies are usually the crack that starts to destroy the foundation.  Or think of how a leak in your roof starts small and you may not even know about it until major damage has been done.

So?  There is a reason why false witness is condemned as one of the Ten.  It behooves us to pursue the integrity and strength of the truth. 

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