Breaking Bread For 1.7.22

Scripture

People lie to one another; they flatter and deceive. May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts! 

Psalm 12:2-3

Reflection

There are careers that are rooted in the art of telling lies. In the process of negotiation some people tend to lean more on deception than transparency. In relationships, some people will lie to gain or maintain leverage against the person they claim to respect and love.

People lie because they are telling themselves the biggest lie, “It’s not really hurting anyone”. People lie to hide truths that would make others shame them. People lie to keep from being ‘real’. People lie because they’re selfish. Because of lies, relationships end, families fall apart, businesses fail, countries enter wars, people are murdered, the innocent are attacked, and the world cries out in pain.

We will not be whole until we start living a wholesome life. We will not be free until we free ourselves from lies, deceit, greed, arrogance, selfishness, and self-centeredness. We will not stop feeling pain until we stop subjecting others to our own pain. We will not feel and receive true love until we give freely of our love to God.

Prayer

Father, fill me with Your truth and wisdom. Free me from the bondage of deceit. I ask for discernment to see through flattery and boasting. Humbly I ask this of You in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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