Chameleons By Jacob BembryJan 5th, 2012 | By Jacob | Category: Editorials
These days as we see politicians and other talking heads on television, we sometimes notice that they are talking out of both sides of their mouths. They pander to both sides of an issue so we don’t know where they actually stand. Many times, these smooth talkers will just stick to one lie. They use their mouths and their charm to manipulate their constituents.
Politicians are not the only ones who do this. There are others who do this. It may be a family member, a friend or even an enemy. They let words fall from their silver tongues like honey and people around them swarm like flies attracted to the honey. As soon as they taste it, though, they discover that it’s vinegar. It’s bitter and they try to spit it out but they are already so far into the trap that they just go ahead and swallow it.
The Bible tells us to let our “yes” be “yes” and our “no” be “no.” That’s the way everyone should be.
I am not the kind of person who uses lies to attract people to me. Whenever I give a compliment to a person, they should believe it’s true because it is. I will not be a chameleon who changes his appearance to blend in with whatever environment I am in.