6 These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.
dis·ease – a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.
ly·ing – telling or containing lies; deliberately untruthful; deceitful; false: a lying report. Synonyms: deceptive, misleading, mendacious, fallacious; sham, counterfeit
As we examine a lying tongue we have to first, evaluate the source of lying. The root of lying per say. God can and only will deal with you on the basis of truth.
Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
The heart is the tree and your words are the fruit. That which is buried deep within the heart will come out of the mouth. Detesting God or delighting God. Your words will either be like scorching fire and burning to ashes every sign of life in its path. Or your words will reap great fruits creating a river of life flowing gently and greatly in the direction in which the creator intended for his children to flourish.
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
Until recently, in my life I knew no truth. Truth was defined simply by the amount of lies that I tell and not have to be held accountable for. My mindset, my daily goal, was to somehow survive just one more day. Ironically, I’d be praying that I would not have to deal with the lies, the damage, and/or the amount of pain that I have caused and eventually inflicted on my loved ones. My sinful, selfish life. There is a phenomenon that accompanies a life defined as a liar.
Woe is Me – Victim Mode
A common pattern in a liar’s life is one who can never stay in any one spot or place in life for a real period of time(I.E job, marriage, homes, churches). Because truth is the one consistent thing that will always win out. Truth will always find you, no matter how hard you try to hide. Truth will always expose you. Now back to the strange phenomenon; for whatever reason, when you are a liar you seem to believe that you’re a victim, you become a professional at playing the “woe is me card”. You convince yourself, that becoming a liar somewhere and somehow is justified. That this life of lying is not your fault. It is just the way you have had to become over time in order to survive. Or better yet, you’re lying to protect others. “They just would not understand”. The world passes by as you feel like a fish flapping out of water. You’re screaming at the top of your addicted mind “Please someone realize how hard, and how sad my life has been”. Eventually, you realize more and more that the moment is never coming. So somewhere between your sin and the depth of your lying this change happens on the inside, like a light switch being turned off you quit feeling responsible for the lying, and downright evil that is coming out of your heart. For that which is in the heart will come out of the mouth.
A Great Illustration of the Power that Lies in the Tongue:
The rudder is visually just a small part of the ship that is down below the surface. You do not see it when you look at the ship sailing on the surface of the water, yet that small part, which is not usually visible to the eye determines the direction of the ship. If the rudder is used correctly, the ship will make it safely to its destination. If the rudder is misused, almost certainly the ship will suffer shipwreck. In comparison the tongue’s use determines the course of a man’s life.
No more simply put, you reap what you sow. This disease is self inflicted, with the cure readily available for those who are willing to live in truth of Jesus Christ.
He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
If you are ready to have real authentic change for once, repeat this prayer as I am a firm believer that the anointing will come upon those who honestly cry out to God:
Lord you have created all that is good. You are the one true God of Heaven and earth. I believe you sent your son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. I believe that Jesus Christ rose again on the third day. I pray that you would forgive me for all my sins, and begin a new life for me in the here and now. Allow for me to know your grace and mercy on my life and those I love, that one day we would all rejoice together in your name. Thank you Father, for your mercy is enough.
– Branson James