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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Can I Have a Witness?

I love doing word searches in the Bible. The word witness shows up 8 times in Proverbs a book full of wisdom. All the verses deal honest and dishonest witnesses. Look at what the warning they give to liars.

Proverbs 6:19
A false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.Proverbs 12:17
An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies.
Proverbs 14:5
An honest witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.
 Proverbs 14:25
A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
 Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.
Proverbs 19:9
A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.
Proverbs 19:28
A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.Proverbs 21:28
A false witness will perish, but a careful listener will testify successfully.

The rewards of honesty verses the penalties of lying are stark. Be careful of what kind of witness you give to the world. There are consequences.

Always be a good witness for Christ - speak the truth. Amen?