What does scripture teach us about this? Proverbs 26:18,19:
As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport? (KJV)
Just as damaging as a madman shooting a deadly weapon is someone who lies to a friend and then says, “I was only joking.” (New Living Translation)and in the words of Jesus of Nazareth, Matthew 5:27:
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
- Your tongue. Watch it.
- Be fair; be kind. Be truthful.