“The Words of the Wise Are Filled with Truth Reflecting God’s Righteousness 智者的話語滿有真相，反映出神的公義“（Proverbs 箴言 12:17-19）
An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Truthful lips endure for ever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
The words of the wise are filled with truth and therefore reflect God’s righteousness. The false witness lies promoting deceit instead of righteousness. Some people have the terrible ability to speak in a manner that stabs and slices others. Their words are like the slashing and piercings of a sword, bringing hurt instead of healing. Wise people are able to bring health and healing by the words they speak. God looks after those who love the truth and speak the truth. Under His blessing, they will be established forever. It often seems that the lying tongue wins the day and is stronger than the truthful lip. The judgments of the God of truth will show how temporary the success of the lying tongue is.
Prayer: God of Truth, how keenly have your servants suffered from this slashing and piercing sword of lies and slanders! In this fallen world still largely mastered by lies, it is difficult at times to believe that truth abides. Though falsehood may gain credit for a while simply because it was supposed to be truth, it may soon be detected and the foundation of truth is indestructible. Yet, help us to have the required discernment enabling us to stand firm in faith. Amen.