Saturday, May 18, 2019

Proverbs 26:28 -- On Love and Lying

"A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin."
Proverbs 26:28

Several verses in this psalm contain the idea of lying and hatred going together, which I think is an interesting idea.  We don't traditionally equate the two in our society, but perhaps we should consider that pairing.  I think it feels pretty true that we are honest with the people that we care about, and that we, at least on some level, have disdain or hatred for the people we lie to... including ourselves and including God.

Perhaps today we should keep our motives in mind, and work on loving people rather than deceiving them.

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