The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. – Proverbs 11:22
A series of proverbs with this same theme:
Proverbs 12:13-25 (excluding 21 & 24)
God is truth. It’s one of His steadfast attributes. You could say He doesn’t leave home without it. This proverb testifies to God hating liars but loving truth-sayers. The tongue has played a part in many surrounding verses, and we have found one thing common among them: it matters what we say. God cares and that should be reason enough for us to care too.
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. Plus he has a real way with words!