Scripture for the day is Proverbs 29:5

Those who flatter their neighbors
    are spreading nets for their feet.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I admit that there are times when I engage in flattery as ways to manage difficult people or to maintain other important relationships. I am sobered at how you hate this kind of untruthful speech (Psalm 12:2-3). I repent for it and ask that you would give me the courage to change. Amen.