Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 308

From Handbook to God’s Promises


Proverbs 12:22: Truth Telling

Telling the truth is hard work, especially in a culture that tends to invent its own reality and refuses to believe in moral absolutes. But especially in places where truth is devalued, God delights in our willingness to be forthright and honest. When we tell the truth, we grow more Christlike because God speaks only truth. The first phrase of this verse tells us that “lying lips are an abomination to the Lord.” God is not just vaguely displeased or annoyed by our bending of the truth—He detests the practice. Lying is contrary to His nature and should never be the practice of His image-bearers.