“A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.”
When called to the stand in a courtroom, the witness has been summoned to do one thing…tell the truth.
A false witness destroys the character of both parties.
It destroys the reputation of the one being lied about and at the same time creates a new reputation for the one lying.
“An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.”
A false witness deceives those around us.
A lie creates deception that something other than the truth exists.
“Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.”
A false witness is dangerous to all those involved.
It may or may not create physical harm, but it definitely causes emotional and spiritual damage. A sword wounds those that are near, and a sharp arrow wounds from a distance. Regardless of our location, a false witness does not occur without injury.
“There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.”
One thing separates the Truth and a false witness…a choice.
We must choose the road we take.
“He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.”
Make the choice today to be a faithful witness instead of a false witness.
“A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.”
1 Samuel 17-18 | Romans 11 | Proverbs 8
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