Put Away Deceit (A series from Proverbs 4:20-27)
“Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you”
In scripture, the tongue is pictured as one of the most difficult parts of our body to control. It can be an unruly member, getting us into all kinds of trouble if we are not careful.
Our words should always reflect what we know to be true within our heart. If our heart is pure, as Solomon has already taught in this passage, we should have no trouble always speaking the truth.
Deceit has never been acceptable to God. He has required his people in every age of time to be open and honest in all of their dealings. Solomon is direct in his teaching here: a person who belongs to God should simply never let deceit or speaking lies be a part of his behavior.
"Thought for the Week - 08/17/2014" Joe Norton of Arlington, Texas.