- They have taught their tongues to speak lies
- They weary themselves committing iniquity
The people of Judah studied how to lie, practicing lying so they could get it right. Think about that. Picture a class room where the students are being taught, equipped to lie. That is a process not an event. It takes someone describing how to lie, listening to you try, and then giving you feedback as to how you did? How would they have a test?
The next phase is just as shocking. The people of Judah were so engaged in iniquity that they tired themselves out committing iniquity. They probably fell asleep or had trouble staying awake in lying class.
“Teach, I was out all night committing iniquity, I can barely keep my eyes open.”
The teacher responds, “Oh, ok then, sorry to disturb…”
Of course since this is lying class, Sam may not be telling the truth.
I know people like this. We have politicians that seem to live like this. Taught to Lie and committed to do so to the point of fatigue.
We have to be alert to these types of people. They can take us down with them.