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.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

True to Yourself

(Pro 19:5 KJV)  A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

Proverbs has a number of themes that keep coming up and we need to realize that they come up all through the Bible.  Proverbs is not an island of wisdom in a sea of fluff.  It is a focus.  One point of focus is on telling the truth.  It would seem obvious that there are two groups here, liars and truth tellers.  That is true but it isn’t always clear.

The reason for confusion is that often the person we lie to the most is ourselves.  We have a lot of words for it:  Rationalization, subjective, confusion, forgetfulness.  We have a way of adjusting our memory so that what we want for ourselves becomes a righteous position.  We think we are different that anyone else.  How many people have talked themselves into marrying a pagan and how many different excuses have they used?  How many times have we searched the scripture, not looking for truth, but looking for a picked cherry that will justify what we want to do?

So?  Honesty is better than cleanliness when it comes to being next to godliness.  It is not a coincidence that telling the truth is one of the ten most important behaviors in the Bible. 

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