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He Who Hates Disguises It With His Lips

July 5, 2015

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He Who Hates  Disguises It  With His Lips

It seems  the longer one lives,  the more they see  the deceitfulness  of this world.     Deceitfulness  has existed  since the Garden of Eden,  but the more  God’s children experience it,  the more disturbed  they become  over it.     It seems there is no end  to any  of the deceits  of this world.     In every walk  of life  —  in every level  of authority  —  in every part  of society  —  in every corner  of the earth  —  there are those  who deceive.

We ask ourselves,  “Why?”     Why do they work  so hard  to purposely deceive?     Why  are their whole lives lived  around deceitfulness?     Proverbs 26:24  gives us  the bottom line.

He  who hates  disguises it  with his lips,
But  he lays up deceit  in his heart.

Hatred is the basis  for “deceit”.     Deceivers hate God’s ways  —  goodness  —  righteousness  —  truth  —  freedom for all  —  contentment  —  obedience  to God  —  worshiping our Creator/Redeemer  —  you name it,  anything good  and right.      In all  of his hatred,  the deceiver  must disguise his hate  “with his lips”.     In his greed  for power  and the stuff  of this world,  he imagines  he must put down others  to satisfy  his greed.

So,  as  “he lays up deceit  in his heart”,  he is making plans  to undermine  and gradually destroy  all that is good.     He must disguise  his hatred,  so he lies  “with his lips”.     His words  seem so good  and promising,  so loving and caring  —  but  he is secretly planning  destruction.

Christians do not need  to worry and fret.     Psalm 55:23  says,

But You,  O God,  will bring them down  to the pit  of destruction;
Men  of bloodshed  and deceit  will not live out  half their days.
But I will trust  in You.

Our LORD knows  everyone’s  thoughts  and intentions.     He  is the eternal,  righteous Judge  of all.

Resting in God’s care,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for lighting our way  to honestly know Christ Jesus  as our Savior  and Redeemer.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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