Monday, September 20, 2010



Proverbs 24:26
An honest answer
is like a kiss on the lips.

Proverbs 16:13
Kings take pleasure in honest lips;
they value a man who speaks the truth.

I know personally, I feel like it's very difficult to tell the absolute truth. Not in all aspects of life, but there are times when it's easier to evade a question and just tell part of the story, than to be completely honest. Have you ever felt that way before? As humans, we are sinful, prideful people and we tend to want to make things look good for ourselves. We never want to look bad and we don't want anyone to think negatively about us.
The Bible is very clear about where God stands when it comes to telling the truth. If you read through the book of Proverbs, there are numerous verses talking about our tongue and the wrong and right ways to use it. (See Proverbs 4:24; Proverbs 10:19; Proverbs 11:9; Proverbs 122:18-19, 22; Proverbs 15:1-2)

Proverbs 18:21
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Have you ever heard the phrase "you reap what you sow"? That same principle applies to our tongue as well. People do notice whether you are truthful and encouraging with your words, or if you are deceiving and degrading. Keep in mind what God says about being honest! Are you known for your truthful, honest words? for your kisses?

In His Love,

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