Ears and tongues

Proverbs 17:4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

If you listen to false lips – if you listen to lies, you are a wicked doer. It doesn’t say you are wicked if you are the one telling the lies; it says if you listen to the lies you are wicked.

The second part of the verse says if you listen to a naughty tongue, you are a liar. Not if you have a naughty tongue, but if you listen to a naughty tongue.

Open ears are just as bad as a loose tongue. Before you condemn and scorn one who spreads gossip, you better examine yourself and see if you are guilty of listening to lies and gossip.

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One Response to “Ears and tongues”


  1. Amen and amen! But quite often guilty!


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