Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him:
haughty eyes, A LYING TONGUE, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
I like this Polish proverb that says, ‘LIES HAVE SHORT LEGS.’ And yet, we live in a world where lying is at times glorified as a lesser evil. We flatter, we praise, we honor or even worship…that is offer our LIP SERVICE in order to gain an advantage or not to seem the odd one out. But the word of God is very clear about LIP SERVICE. In fact, GOD HATES LIP SERVICE, be it towards Him or from man to his fellow man. Countless times, there is mention of it in His word.
Isaiah 29:14 The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and HONOR ME WITH THEIR LIPS but theirs hearts are far from me. Their WORSHIP of me is made up only of rules taught by men.
Proverbs 23:7 For he is the kind of man who is always thinking about the cost. ‘EAT AND DRINK,” he SAYS to you, but his heart is not with you.
Psalm 12:2 Everyone LIES to his neighbor; their FLATTERING LIPS speak with deception.
Matthew 7:21 ‘Not everyone WHO SAYS to me, “Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
James 3:9 With the tongue we PRAISE our Lord and Father, and with it we CURSE men, who have been made in God’s likeness.
And there is a sure end for those who practise LIP SERVICE;
Revelation 22: 14-15 Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practise magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and EVERYONE WHO LOVES AND PRACTISE FALSEHOOD.
You have a choice!