A fortune made by a lying tongue

Proverbs 21: 2-6: A fortune made by a lying tongue: That means that dishonest business brings dishonest gain and it will lead to ruin, unless wisdom is sought.  You hear it all the time; I received a scam phone call today.  Someone claimed that I won money from Publisher Clearing House, a consolation praise.  The person claimed to be a truck driver and if I called this number to claim my prize.  They had a check and a car waiting for me.  There was one caller that stated if I bought their insurance, I would not have to pay a car repair bill again unless it was X,Y, or Z problem.  I fell for the warranty insurance scam once; it was when I bought my house.  The seller guaranteed that if something were wrong with my house in the first year, I would not have to pay for it; the insurance would pay all but $75.00 dollars a co-pay. My first chance to use it came within the first month. The 30-year-old motor, the one the seller (a really large bank, it was a repo) the seller claimed that it was replaced in the past ten years; the motor died. No water!!! I called the warranty company; Oh things underground are not covered. Then there was an electrical problem, because of the new pump, the house needed new electrical wiring from the wall to the switch box for the well pump.  So I called the warranty company again, you guessed it, because it was due to replacing the water pump, something underground, it is not covered.  By this point, I am thinking of the ways I could get even with the seller.  There are not any of course, it was a very large bank and not a single attorney, and I called about 50, would touch it. I even called them in Omaha. Some of the attorneys just laughed.  One was really kind. He said if this were a person selling the property or even a smaller bank, you would stand a chance, but if we try to go after that bank, I would be out of business, and you would find your credit smeared. Then he said I am sorry, if I could, I would tell the world not to buy one of their repos. The warranty company by the way is now out of business, just like all those fly by night companies. The dishonest bank is still going strong, but I take solace in the fact that when those CEOs and people who do business through lies  will be held accountable. Just like, I will be held accountable if I do not talk to you about Jesus.  See Jesus, he does not lie, he won’t.  I believe that Jesus could lie if he wanted to lie, here is the thing, Jesus he does not like lies.  The best part is he chooses to not lie. He chooses the truth. It states that a fortune made by a lying tongue is fleeting and a deadly snare.  The key word there is deadly.  It is talking about eternal death. Unless there is repentance, it means eternal death.

A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin. The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.





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