Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. – Proverbs 12:19
A series of proverbs with this same theme:
Proverbs 12:13-25 (excluding 21 & 24)
Lies do get seen through eventually in some way or other. I found this every time I tried to lie to my parents. My lies didn’t have lasting value, unlike the truth. This proverb speaks of truth lasting forever, which can speak of it’s powerful nature here on earth, but also could be of the eternal nature of God’s judgement and kingdom. Only the truth will endure under His rule.
Thanks for reading! Pete.
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Note: All scripture is taken from Bible.com and is the New International Version. I am using a commentary by John A. Kitchen for help with difficult concepts and words.