June 8—Flattery

The word for today is flattery.

“But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues” (Ps. 78:36).

“For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin” (Ps 36:2).

“Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet” (Prov. 29:5).

“A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much” (Prov. 20:19).

“A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin” (Prov. 26:28).

“For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God” (2 Cor. 2:17).

“Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongue they speak deceit” (Ps. 5:9).

“With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk” (Prov. 7:21).

“He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue” (Prov. 28:23).

“For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness” (1 Thess. 2:5).

“You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart” (Matt. 12:34).

Prayer: Spirit of God, fill my mouth with Your words, so that what I speak will be truth.

See also: Job 32:21-22; Ps. 12:2-4

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