Nothing ruins a face so fast as double-dealing. (Jessamyn West, late American author)

West continues, “Your face telling one story to the world. Your heart yanking your face to pieces, trying to let the truth be known.” Have you ever found it difficult to keep a “straight face” when you’re trying to hide some truth? It’s good that our conscience convicts us when we’re trying to lie. It is possible to learn how to keep a clear conscience, so work hard at it.

Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving because their minds and consciences are corrupted. (Titus 1:15)