by: FCC Staff
“Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart.”
When David was going through a difficult time in his life, he said in Psalms 116:10-11, “I believed, even when I spoke; I am greatly afflicted. I said in my alarm, all mankind are liars.” There are times in our lives when things aren’t going well, and we might, maybe in desperation, speak something that is not truth, something that is not characteristic of our behavior. We need to always be aware and reminded that the Lord only wants good words to come from our mouths, at all times, no matter what the circumstances. “The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” Paul was telling Titus in 1:12-13 to “rebuke them sharply, that they may be found in the faith.” They were noted for their lying tongues. We should always be aware of what we speak, lest we be found as hypocrites, not pleasing a God who is always listening. When we are tempted to say something that is not a complete truth, we should always be reminded that the Bible lists lying as one of the behaviors that affects our eternity in heaven! If we don’t pay close attention to what we’re saying, we may get lax and give into the temptation to slightly “bend” the truth a little. There is no such thing as a little “white” lie in God’s vocabulary! It’s either truth, or a lie, no in-between. Always, always, speak truth, regardless of the consequences! You’ll always feel better afterward!
God, help me to always be aware of what I’m about to speak, that it would always be accurate, regardless of the circumstances, and that it would be pleasing to you. Amen