He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters a slander is a fool.
The eighteenth comic of Fools Made Wise starts with a close-up shot of Leroy talking to someone outside the frame. He tells whoever he’s talking to that he loves them SO much, and that whenever they are around, he immediately feels safer!
The next frame pans out to see Leroy talking to two cops across the street. As Leroy goes on and on about how much he is thankful for them, they have no idea what he is talking about, and just stand there bewildered.
In the next panel, James questions Leroy, and reminds him that he hates the cops. These first three frames of the comic show us the first part of Proverbs 10:18, that he who hides hatred has lying lips. Leroy is doing just that: he is hiding his hatred through his lying lips.
After James calls his bluff, Leroy finally admits that James is right, and ends up slandering the cops by saying all they do is accuse people like Leroy falsely to meet their quota. Leroy’s last insult shows the second part of Proverbs 10:18, that he who utters slander is a fool. And in Leroy’s case, he is especially foolish as the cops are running to help someone in need.
We have a choice how we are going to use our words: are we going to use them to tear down or build up? Let’s learn from Leroy that it is always better to speak the truth, in love!
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