A special thanks to Jo Ann Kelly for use of her writings
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it .......
The story is told about four high school boys who skipped all their
morning classes. After arriving back at school after lunch, they told
the teacher, "We're sorry we were late, but we had a flat tire on the
way to school this morning."
"No problem," the teacher politely replied, "But, you missed a
scheduled test. Please set down and take your seats apart from
each other, and I have a question to ask each one of you."
When each of the young boys were seated, the teacher asked, "which tire was flat?"
Each answer she received was different!
Lying is like someone trying to hide in a fog. When you move around,
you're in danger of bumping your head against the truth.
And, once the fog has lifted, you are seen just as you are, and cannot hide.
The Scriptures tell us, "Watch your tongue.
Keep your lips from lying." We are to let our speech be gracious and seasoned with
stitle, so to speak,
speaking truth without hypocrisy.
May we always speak the truth in our praying, our singing of hymns, in
our business, daily life, and our behavior.
Honesty in our conversation
is what God seeks in our conduct before Him and others.
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God Bless you my Sister-In-Christ.