Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death is one who deceives their neighbor and says, “I was only joking!”
Lying and being deceitful are not causes to joke. When we are tricking someone or lying to them, that can be as dangerous as a person who is blindly and wildly shooting arrows. No one knows who will be hit or when. Being a liar is not a joking matter. We must be careful to only speak in a way that is truthful.
Father, I praise You for being truthful! Help me to control my tongue and use it to heal and not to cause damage or inflict pain.