But a false witness

Proverbs 14:5 “A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.”

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This verse prompts a tough question: what kind of people are we?

It matters not who people think we are, or even what they see us do. We need to be primarily concerned with the reality of our character, whether anyone observes our actions or not.

This thought comes to mind because of the very specific wording of this verse.

A person who is a truly faithful witness will engage in a particular type of behavior, as will the man that is a truly false witness.

This reminds us of the oft-repeated phrase – we are not sinners because we sin, we rather sin because we are sinners.

Character development, rather than simple behavior modification is the key.

We tell lies because we are liars. Therefore we must develop the character of a truth-teller, to begin telling the truth.

If we concentrate on the reality of our inner man, it may reveal some major disappointments, but it should also compel us to develop heart-attitudes that more resemble our Savior.

Proverbs 14:5 “A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.”

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