A Flattering Tongue and Lying Mouth Pt. 1

Everyone likes to be flattered. We all like compliments and want to be built up, but the Bible say too much flattery will lead to ruin. I was amazed when I found this scripture and as I studied it I realized that the danger of flattery is that it gives us a false impression of ourselves. No, I am not saying we should tear people down, but constant flattery is a trap that leads to ruin. Here is what the scripture says:

Proverbs 26:28

Amplified Bible (AMP)

28 A lying tongue hates those it wounds and crushes, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Let’s look at the definition of ruin:

Verb (used with object)


to reduce to ruin; devastate.


to bring (a person, company, etc.) to financial ruin; bankrupt.


to injure (a thing) irretrievably.


to induce (a woman) to surrender her virginity; deflower.
So constant flattery will devastate you and injure irretrievably!!! This is what the Bible says.This scripture blew my mind because I realize that constant flattery is the work of the enemy. I was so intrigued by this verse that I looked up some commentary and the Matthew Henry Commentary said the following:

There are two sorts of lies equally detestable. A slandering lie, the mischief of this every body sees. A flattering lie, which secretly works ruin. A wise man will be more afraid of a flatterer than of a slanderer.

Isn’t that amazing!! A WISE MAN will be more AFRAID of a flatterer than a slanderer. So a flatterer is more dangerous than a liar. But actually I would run from both. I have encountered people who I caught in lies and they just continue to lie even though they have been found out. Now that to me is dangerous and guess what? A flatterer is worse.

I told a story on here once about meeting a man and within 15 minutes he went into a barrage of flattery. I mean, I was the best thing since sliced bread and yada, yada, yada. And guess what?? It kind of worked. I actually called the guy because it fed something in me. But I realized immediately that this man didn’t know me. I think it was a trick of the enemy.And the enemy knows what we are susceptible to.

I also think it’s interesting that the Bible puts flattering lips a lying tongue together, but you can pretty much figure out why. When people flatter you all the time, they end up lying to you. First of all a flatter wants something from you. They have a hidden motive. And if they have a hidden motive, they will also lie to you to get it..A flatterer will say one thing to your face and say another thing behind your back and that makes them a liar.

We must give people time to reveal who they really are, especially if they are constantly flattering us, which the bible says ends in ruin.

A Prophetic Walk

When I wrote part one of this title, I hadn’t planned to do a part two, but there was so much discussion and interest that I decided to do another part. I brought the subject up because I had given a word that was deemed false. Well there was a lot of confusion when that happened, but I believe that I have clarity. Trust me, it’s too complicated to even go into, but all is well.

I was sharing with everyone that my prophetic mentor, one of the most accurate men that I know, shared that often when you give the Word of the Lord, sometimes there are repercussions that will come back on the giver of that Word. That is what backlash is. Yes, it’s opposition whether, spiritually or in the natural. It could be either one. The reason that happens is because the enemy always wants to penalize…

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This bares repeating!

A Prophetic Walk

When God calls us to a ministry, he will equip us and through time and experience we learn more and more about our calling. I know God called me through Jeremiah 1, which is the prophetic call. I’ve studied this ministry for a while and been trained by the very best. I’m not perfect, but seasoned enough to understand what is going on.

This evening God dropped a word in my spirit for someone and they rejected it. I was not moved because I knew it was from God. But the person got all out of character. I also, had been going back in forth about this persons true identity. I knew there was something that was not quite right. But as soon as this word came forth, all hell broke loose. That is called prophetic backlash.

I remember my prophetic mentor shared with us that when you give a…

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This is a reminder to myself. It must be MUTUAL.

A Prophetic Walk

broken ringsSometimes people fall in love and but it doesn’t necessarily mean they are to marry. If you are a certain age, I’m sure you can look back and see an old love that you thought for sure you would end up with, but in the end you did not. That’s because love does not always translate into marriage.

I believe in love, but I believe in love and the will of God has well. They both go hand in hand. Once you fall in love with someone you must make certain that is who God really has for you to spend the rest of you life with.

Ideally that should happen ahead of time because it makes it a lot easier to let go, but life is not always like that. Sometimes you fall in love and then you have to go through the pain of letting that love go.


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