Proverb for the Day 19:5 — They Won’t Get Away With This!

A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

Here, two unpopular characters in Proverbs are aligned – “a false witness” and “whoever pours out lies.” Both apparently speak purposefully dishonest messages to others. That’s not going to be helpful to anyone – them or those with whom they are talking!

Their “false witness” and “lies” is simply misinformation which will not help others think appropriately or make good decisions. In fact, it could be hurtful to them – even deadly.

But this wise saying particularly notes that it won’t go well for the ones sharing the “false witness” and “lies,” Such deliberate misrepresentation of truth will be costly – they “will not go unpunished” and “will not go free.”

Admittedly, God isn’t mentioned here. But, to be sure, He’s been listening!

I think it’s safe to say, He will insure that such actions, words and motivations will not continue without repercussions to the perpetrators.

It’s critical they learn that such choices are wrong, even hurtful. So, now the question becomes whether they learn simply and quickly or whether they want to be difficult about it!