Podcast E17 - Integrity, the Power of Truth

Jan 31, 2024


10:9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. 

11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

16:17 The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life.

17:20 A man of crooked heart does not discover good, and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.

19:1 Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.

20:11 Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright. 

22:1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

28:6 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.

28:18 Whoever walks in integrity will be delivered, but he who is crooked in his ways will suddenly fall.

Lies Destroy: Slander, Gossip, Flattery, Dishonest Gain, Scheming, Bad Advice

10:10 Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, and a babbling fool will come to ruin.

10:18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.

12:17 Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit.

14:5 A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.

16:28 A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

16:29 A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good.

16:30 Whoever winks his eyes plans dishonest things; he who purses his lips brings evil to pass.

19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.

19:9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.

20:17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.

20:25 It is a snare to say rashly, “It is holy,” and to reflect only after making vows.

21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

24:28-29 Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips. Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.”

25:14 Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.

25:18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.

26:18-19 Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!”

26:22 The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

26:23 Like the glaze covering an earthen vessel are fervent lips with an evil heart. 

26:24-26 Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips and harbors deceit in his heart; when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart; though his hatred be covered with deception, his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

26:27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.

26:28 A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

29:5 A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

The Power of Truth

12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

12:19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

14:25 A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.

12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.

20:7 The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!

21:28 A false witness will perish, but the word of a man who hears will endure.

28:13 Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

28:23 Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue.