Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Moment in Proverbs- Proverbs 26: 23

Proverbs 26:23, “Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.”

Clay has been used for centuries; its earliest known origin is believed to be from the Hittite Civilization around 1400-1200 BC. The results and purpose of the vessel depend upon the type of clay used. Clay starts as a muddy lump that must be formed into the object desired. It is hardened either by sun or by firing; and once the clay has hardened, it can be used for many purposes but it remains a clay pot. Even if it is covered in a beautiful glaze with vibrant colors, it is still a clay pot. A clay pot can be put to many uses, both practical and decorative but it remains a clay pot. There is no chance to change that clay pot to fine gold or silver.

The smooth words of a lying heart are likened to a glazed clay pot. The words may be useful for the moment, but when put to the test of truth; they will not minister or heal. They are simply flattering words to cover the lying heart; they are words of clay covered to resemble fine gold or silver.

Let us remember as followers of Christ, there is no place for lying hearts; we are to speak in truth and walk in the newness of life.

Abiding Still

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