Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby, many be defiled; (Hebrews 12:14-15|KJV)

God wants us to live in peace with others and so we must do our best to ensure that peace reigns where ever we are found. A child of God, in addition to this, must keep his/her tongue from evil and lying. These other virtues show that seeking peace is as important as seeking holiness. None must be compromised for the other. Whenever there is tension between holiness and peace, we have to resort to God in prayer. Controlling our tongues is central to living peaceably with others.

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14 NIV) 

Deceit and lying or any form of evil must never be found with us. Are you guilty of lying or evil speaking? Turn a new leaf today and ask for forgiveness.