The one who tells the truth will endure forever, but the one who lies will last only for a moment. — Prov 12:19 NET
Never let the most well-intended falsehood escape your lips; for Heaven, which is entirely Truth, will make the seed which you have sown of untruth to yield miseries a thousandfold.
— Charles Lamb.
We cannot command veracity at will; the power of seeing and reporting truly is a form of health that has to be distinctly guarded, and as an ancient rabbi has solemnly said, “The penalty of untruth is untruth.”
— George Eliot.
The bat hangs upside down and laughs at a topsy-turvy world.
Lord God, give me the will to hold to the truth and the strength to help keep the world true; and may I help others to look up and catch the truth from the purest light. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - February 10
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.