The Bible passage for meditation, prayer, and reflection for the week of January 29-February 4, 2017, is Psalm 12:3-6. In this psalm, David provides a warning against lies and deceitfulness.
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,
the tongue that makes great boasts,
those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,
our lips are with us; who is master over us?”
“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times. (Psalm 12: 3-6, ESV)
We must always be alert for lies and deceitfulness. Satan uses lies. He twists the truth to suit his purpose. Only the Lord always speaks truthfully. We must be aware of our words too. We must strive to always speak the truth. This week, consider your words. Are they truthful? Do they honor the Lord?