My wife and I watch way too many British reality police shows. We’re fascinated by how polite the arrested suspects are. Police will walk ahead of the perpetrator, and the accused dutifully follows along behind. And while the offender is being booked, the officer will offer the detainee a cup of hot tea or hot coffee.
Mind you, this politeness only applies to people that have committed serious crimes. If the person is drunk, then they’re handled just like here in the States. Still, the politeness of the alleged offender as well as the police is just so different from the scenes we are shown here in America.
However, it seems that all criminals think they can talk their way out of their crimes. This mindset of thinking you can talk your way out of a misdeed appears to be part of humanity’s fallen condition.
Be Wary of Many Words
So, a word to the wise, be wary when someone gives you a long-winded explanation when a simple answer would make more sense.
With local, state, and Federal elections ramping up in America, the possibility of an early election in the UK, oh, and the failure to form a government in Israel, my guess is that we will hear a lot of long-winded explanations. Remember what God’s Word states:
When words are many, sin is not lacking;
so he who controls his speech is wise.
Proverbs 10:19 (Complete Jewish Bible)
Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
(Matthew 5:37. ESV)
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