13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
As David said yesterday, (as far as I know) I have never met an earthly king. At least, I have never met a national royal.
It would appear that a new royalty has arisen in our world. These are the people who make people move, change the course of fortunes and of societies.
The kings and queens of today are those who move the most money: the CEO’s of large corporations and companies.
This new royalty requires one thing to thrive in the world of business: information
The information they desire will help in deciding which product to release, which service to offer, and which way to brand their new product and/or service.
The people who work for them and they want around them are the people who give them the most honest and truthful information.
If you give them bad information for the simple desire to look good in their eyes, you will be the one they remove from their sight first!
God does not remove us from His sight for spreading lies, at least not until the end of history! Yet, He still desires righteousness and truth.
The evidence of this is found in the first explicitly written laws found in the Bible:
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
Truth and righteousness are found in confessing the truth of who God is and allowing Him to lift you to His standards.
Righteous God, give us Your righteousness. Help us through Your Holy Spirit to speak truth and live with integrity.