Monday, January 25, 2016

Biblically Speaking - These Seven Things: A Lying Tongue

Part 12 in my study on what is abomination in the sight of God.

Many believers have fallen into accepting that which is abomination in the sight of God. Unless we study God's Word to learn His Mind on what is abominable, how will we know to purge ourselves from abomination? Lord willing, I will be posting the fruits of my study on the word "abomination," but feel free to leap ahead of me and study it for yourself. What is an abomination to God?

These Seven Things
Proverbs 6:16-19 - These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

If ever there was a clear list given in God's Word for abominations in His eyes, Proverbs 6:16-19 holds the key. It is distinct and unarguable. Above that, sadly, this list can be found in many believers' lives.

- A Lying Tongue
- A False Witness
The same root word is used for both of these: "Lying - an untruth, by implication, a sham (often adverbial):"

A lying tongue is not only mentioned in the "seven abominations" but also in Proverbs 12:22, Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Proverbs 19:5 - A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

God despises liars and false witnesses so much that He demands punishment. He doesn't sway for the "little white lies" but holds His judgment against any untruth.

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