Tuesday, August 7, 2018

L Y I N G   T O N G U E S
Proverbs 6:16-17

Have you ever had a teammate who lied to your coach or the team?  How did you react?  Don’t you hate that?  God does also…

In Proverbs chapter 6 and verses 16 and 17 we find more of the things God hates, “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue…”

Your tongue usually betrays your real feelings and thoughts, even when you try to disguise them.  Your tongue sometimes brings out speech like, gossip, trash talking, and excuses for missing class or practice.  At other times it might deceive the trainer regarding the severity of an injury, or mislead the coach about your behavior away from the team. 
These are called lies and the Lord hates them.

Lying is purposeful deception, half-truths or empty flattery.  In any case, it is detestable to God and to the victims of such speech.

Choose to speak truth.  No one wins when we deceive and the best for everyone is always served when we speak the truth.

In today’s competition, speak the truth in encouraging your teammates and coaches.  Speak truthfully to the trainers and your opponents.  Remember, God hates a lying tongue… I’d rather have Him on my side than against me.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 15:1-10
I Timothy 5:1-15
Proverbs 7
Ezra 9