Nancy Beach warns against embellishment:
I have been a fan and faithful viewer of NBC News Anchor Brian Williams for the last decade. Throughout the recent controversy, I continue to hope that some new revelations will explain his actions and even exonerate him. But I am also sobered by the tragic downfall that has resulted from Williams’ apparent violation of God’s commandment not to lie. I think all pastors and teachers – all of us who traffic in a lot of words and story telling – should be shaking in our shoes. The wisdom of the Proverbs tells us:
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. (Proverbs 10:19)
Whenever we are given the privilege of speaking, a temptation lurks with every illustration and story we tell.