“Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.” Proverbs 12:19 (NIV)
It’s easier to speak honestly and avoid inflated views of ourselves when we know we have eternal life. Having an eternal perspective to the temporal things of earth gives us courage to stay faithful to God in our communication, our behavior, and in the words we use. As saints of the Most High we have reason to respond honestly.
Those without regard of God may resort to lying manipulation in hopes of an immediate gain, but they are merely assuring their own demise. Those who walk with the Lord are mindful of His saving grace and are assuring their eternal life.
Let’s pray today that we may speak truth in honest and considerate ways to encourage others.