Proverbs 12:22 “The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.”
The Scene: Eleven open mouths–eleven being the Biblical number for judgment, disorder, imperfection, and disintegration.
Proverbs 6:16-19 “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.”
James 3:8-9 “But no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.”
The tongue is one of the smallest parts of our body, but is the most powerful part of our body for speaking good or evil. We are called to speak the truth in love as led by the Holy Spirit. We are commanded by the holy Scriptures to speak neither gossip nor lies. Our God is a God of truth and we are to follow His example.
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