Saturday, January 15, 2022

Daily Devotion: What God Hates: A Lying Tongue

Bible Reading: Proverbs 6:17; Psalm 120

Key Verse: Verse 2 – “Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.”

Key Words: from lying lips

Lying is an attempt to deceive, destroy or discredit others in order that one may appear innocent. No wonder God says He hates lying lips.

A woman gets pulled over by a police officer and…

Woman: Is there a problem, Officers?

Officer: Ma’am, you were speeding.

Woman: Oh, I see.

Officer: Can I see your license, please?

Woman: I’d give it to you, but I don’t have one.

Officer: Don’t have one?

Woman: I lost it 4 times for drunk driving.

Officer: I see…Can I see your vehicle registration papers please?

Woman: I can’t do that.

Officer: Why not?

Woman: I stole this car.

Officer: Stole it?

Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Officer: You what?

Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.

The officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within 5 minutes police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half-drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma’am, could you step out of your vehicle please?

The woman steps out of her vehicle.

Woman: Is there a problem?

Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.

Woman: Murdered the owner?

Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of the car?

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer 2: Is this your car, ma’am?

Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.

The officer is quite stunned.

Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driver’s license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer. The officer snaps open the clutch purse and examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

Officer 2: Thank you ma’am. One of my officers told me you didn’t have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Woman: Bet you that lying rascal told you I was speeding too.

Now, while we laugh at the humor, the truth is: the lady lied to deceive, destroy or discredit the officer. And God hates lying lips.

What to do:
✞ Remember, it is the truth that makes you free. (John 8:32)

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