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Never Engage in Slander

To slander is to be a fool.' Proverbs 10:18 TLB

It’s rare to find a political candidate these days who runs a totally clean campaign. But slandering isn’t limited to politicians. Given the right set of circumstances, each one of us can be tempted to denigrate the other. Before you do, however, read these words carefully: ‘Lord, who may dwell in Your sanctuary? Who may live on Your holy hill? He… who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbour no wrong and casts no slur on his fellow-man.’ (Psalm 15:1–3 NIV)

Can you recall the last time you spoke words that tore someone down? What was your motive? Why did you feel a need to diminish them in the eyes of other people? Were you speaking out of the pain of having been hurt by them? Did you envy their accomplishments? If so, have you not learned to let envy motivate you to achieve your own goals instead of making you defame another? Is it possible you grudgingly admire and desire something the other person has?

The Bible says, ‘Promotion and power… come from God.’ (Psalm 75:6–7 TLB) This Scripture should cause you to become a team player, not a competitor. There’s no reason to snuff somebody else’s light out so that yours can shine. God has already declared that no one can thwart His purpose for your life: ‘The Lord... has spoken—who can change His plans? When His hand moves, who can stop Him?’ (Isaiah 14:27 TLB)

And since God has already secured your destiny and promised to avenge all wrongs perpetrated against you, you never need to engage in slander.

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Greetings,

I am reminded of Joseph, Jacobs son. Correct me if I am wrong but I do not recall him slandering anyone, but from the human and carnal perspective, he had plenty of reason to, however, he trusted the LORD.

read these words carefully: ‘Lord, who may dwell in Your sanctuary? Who may live on Your holy hill? He… who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbour no wrong and casts no slur on his fellow-man.’ (Psalm 15:1–3 NIV)
Let us continually remember this!

Then there is Another, Who i am reminded of. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 1Peter 2:22

and we can read more about Him and those Who follow Him:

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Isaiah 53:9

Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Psalm 32:2

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
1Peter 3:10

These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Revelation 14:4b-5

And there is one who Jesus spoke of:
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! John 1:47


Thank you for sharing this, Sister.

Bless you ....><>

{A Psalm of David.} LORD, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in Thy holy hill?
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
Psalm 15:1-3 KJV

He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. Proverbs 10:18 KJV
 

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