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Actually their lying duplicity is fine as long as you know their game. You can simply ignore their words. That’s not a problem to ignore such people.
But flattery is the clincher. Their sweet words of genuine sounding baloney becomes irritating. It comes across as so sweet and genuine that you’re sucked into believing it. Then, when you’re inside their trap, you look out into the world of reality and realize – you’re the sucker. Sorry, it was too sweet to be true.
Maybe David was experiencing this when he said these words.
“Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak. May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, ‘With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us, who is master over us?” (Psa 12:2-4)
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