Saturday, November 21, 2015

Proverbs 20:17 -- On Gravel and Truth

"Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel."
Proverbs 20:17

This is a good reminder of what lies do to us.  Sometimes it seems sweet to us to practice deceit.  We think that it will smooth things out, or provide us with an advantage, or save us from consequences that we don't want to face.  But in the end, the sweetness turns to ash in our mouths.  Like picking up something to eat that looks delicious, and you find out that it is stale and gross and styrofoamish.  Bleah.  That's what lying is like... any kind of life where we aren't being truthful.  Today, let's stop trying to live fake lives.  Let's embrace the truth, and live it.  It might be tough at first, but it'll be REAL, and delicious, in the end... so much better than gravel.  And relationships, jobs, even just the way we feel about ourselves, will all be that much tastier as well, if they are based on reality rather than lies.  Let's dig ourselves out of any mesh of fakery we've gotten ourselves tangled in, and look to God for help unraveling it, and making everything taste better. :)  

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