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Time with God - July 7

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Proverbs 6:16-19

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”

The truthfulness of our words can often seem like a little thing to us, but it matters greatly to God! Notice that two of the seven things he hates in this passage have to do with lying.

Sometimes when we tell a “white lie”, when we just shade the truth a little to deceive, we think it doesn’t matter very much. But listen to this warning from Charles Spurgeon:

“Just get one small error into your minds, get one small evil into your thoughts, commit one small act of sin in your life—permit these things to be handled, and fondled, favoured, petted, and treated with respect, and you cannot tell whereunto they may grow.

“They are small in their infancy; they will be giants when they come to their full growth. You little know how near your soul may be to destruction when you wantonly indulge in the smallest act of sin! Dread sin; though it be ever so small, dread it.”

Can you bring even your words to God today and give them to him? Trust him to help you always be truthful.

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