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Oh, Hogwash


Do you ever get weary of hearing the same words over and over? Repeat, repeat, repeat or nag, nag, nag?

What happens to those words?

After so much repetition we by instinct begin to block it out. Selective hearing maybe?

It works for me.

Depending on the words recited reflects the inner soul of a person. We tend to repeat ourselves with the same people we believe closed up shop the first time we spoke.


We think our words are important.

We believe we are helping.

We think we know more than those around us.

We are striving to get attention. What?

Chatter is one thing; a vocabulary with substance is another.

Chitchat or blather quickly becomes old or useless especially when one is trying to get a point across that is blatantly wrong. Listening to such futility breeds dissension.

However there are those who run off at the mouth as a marketing tool.

“What you hear you will eventually believe” which is why knowing the truth from lies is of utmost importance.

Impatience is born out of broken records. Once you know the drill listening becomes a chore.

Proverbs 26:28 “A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.”

Reading that verse makes you quickly think of those who have lied to you or sent you off with a list of abject remarks.

Rather harsh isn’t it? Not if you are the one on the receiving end of the lies; it makes perfect sense.field of ignorance

If you have ever been lied to repeatedly by the same person, their compulsion becomes hogwash. The lies become such a way of life to them, they forget which lie they told and when.  Questioning their integrity is an all out hypocrisy considering they really believe their own lies and are getting away with it.
The Bible specifically spells out our perjuring society today.

2 Timothy 4:3, 4 “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”

Does ignorance to the truth have significance for the liar?

Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see.”

The Bible is the Word of God and is the basis for all truth.

Many have never seen a Bible, are uneducated due to circumstances out of their control or are too busy running around in diapers.  Notable excuses should forgive ignorance.

If you sincerely try to read and understand the truth, the veil of ignorance may be excused until it is removed by his Amazing Grace.

If you have a Bible but never read it, you have no excuse for your ignorance.

If you reject the Bible out of rebellion and stubborn pride, your ignorance is simply ignorant and you have no reason to complain about your sorry life.

Lying is an insult to our intelligence. The liar is so consumed with “self admiration” not believing them reeks of stupidity. Twisting the truth has become the norm hoping to obliterate those who live by it as being irrelevant.

Proverbs 10:10 “Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.”

A thick line has been drawn in this nation between “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” and hogwash.

As those with “itching ears” rumble in the mud of their own blindness, we who wait in God’s word will emerge with the same mercy granted to us when our eyes were covered in smudge.

I think we should start rounding up as many water hoses as we can find.

After we help them wash the mud stuck to their eyes, we can show them the way to the cross.

red rosePhoto by Randy Harrison




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7 thoughts on “Oh, Hogwash

  1. I enjoyed the post, but smiled when I saw that someone else says oh hogwash besides me!

  2. Hi Cathy, so very True itching ears will only accept what agrees with what they believe and when they chatter it has no foundation or confirmation in Scripture, as you said we need this it is very important.

    I don’t think Cathy for one minute you don’t believe what you share on your Blog or I’m sure you wouldn’t share it, this is the same when I share concerning God’s Truth, I can always confirm it with the Scriptures, this is why I have assurance and don’t doubt when I do share and I’m sure your the same and so are others who really believe and value the Scriptures.

    What amazes me but also makes me sad, is that some people think if you have asked for God’s wisdom you don’t really have it, which means they believe they can’t either and they are also claiming God does not keep His promises or worse He is a liar but then He tells us those who doubt are unstable and because they are not asking in Faith they can’t receive His wisdom, it the same as His other gifts.

    James 15: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

  3. America has more Bibles per capita than any nation in the world. So, what’s our excuses?

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