Day 340: Body Language

Proverbs 6:12-14

Riffraff and rascals talk out of both sides of their mouths. They wink at each other; they shuffle their feet; they cross their fingers behind their backs. Their perverse minds are always cooking up something nasty, constantly stirring up trouble.


Shifters and gestures are signs that we should discern.

On a recent trip to Chile, my host shared that a relaxing gesture I used while standing and waiting was considered offensive in their culture. Of course, I honored his request and have since stopped the chronic use of that gesture.

There is a science behind body language. The science doesn’t have hard facts related to it and uses many generalizations; however, many people interpret gestures as non-verbal communication.

Our Advisor refers to those who are always double-speaking, saying one thing and then saying the opposite. But the perverted-minded also use various body language as signs of deception—winking, shuffling, crossing fingers—they’re cooking up something to cause trouble.

I am not suggesting that we jump to conclusions, but I encourage you to be aware of the movements of others while they’re talking. Also, listen carefully to their words. Are they consistent? Do their words match their actions?

Those who pervert the truth with their mouth are often dramatic and overly expressive in their body language.


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