October 17, 2019
Flattery is Smooth and Risky
Psalm 55:21 (KJB) The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
Smooth words flowing from a mouth can be an attempt to camouflage a waring heart. Be cautious of any person who perhaps tries to “smooth things over” using flattery for it can be an attempt to conceal conflict and depression at work in their heart.
Humor is often used by folks who are deeply distressed and depressed perhaps hanging at the end of their rope. Wit can but does not always signal a happy heart and a person who has things right with God and others. Instead, it can be a precursor for someone who is about to spiral in the drain of life.
Flowery persuasive can be emitted from the mouth of a person who has learned that he or she can manipulate a person or a dicey situation by using clever and crafty words. However, in the next breath, such a pleasant sounding person can draw out a hidden sword and cut you swiftly to pieces with his or her abrupt change of words and character.
Besides, God is never fooled by the real condition at work inside any heart. Smooth speech and soft dialogue will never dupe God, even for a moment.
A waring heart never remains hidden for the actual heart condition will be revealed, especially in the course of dealing with conflict, difficult people, and tough situations. Flattery and flowery speech can only conceal an ill heart condition for a time so a person must always be prepared for a verbal war and wounds at any moment.