1: Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. 2: Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts. 3: May the Lord silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue—4: those who say, “By our tongues we will prevail; our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”
12:2-4 We may be tempted to believe that some lies are relatively harmless, even useful at times. But God does not overlook lies, flattery, deception, or boasting. Each of these sins originates from a bad attitude that is eventually expressed in our speech. The tongue can be our greatest enemy because, though small, it can do great damage (James 3:5-6). Be careful how you use yours. Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible NIV.
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and don’t allow our lips to be speaking anything but the whole truth, nothing but the truth, even when a lie would make things sound better or seem more attractive to others!!
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