Thoughts From Leviticus 19:16

“Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people. “Do not stand idly by when your neighbor’s life is threatened. I am the LORD.
Leviticus 19:16 NLT

When you slander someone, you say something about them that isn’t true, something that damages their reputation. Slander is a form of lying, and it is a sin. Slander hurts people. For this reason, slander is illegal in many countries and states. It is certainly against God’s law. It is truly no laughing matter.

Folks, slander can be a tricky monster. We may participate in slandering someone without even realizing we are doing it. What we think may be news about someone could be packed full of dangerous lies.

When you hear something about someone that may be shocking or strange, realize that there’s a very good chance that it isn’t true. Do not reward a gossiper by reacting to their gossip. You don’t even have to participate in the conversation. Walking away is always an option. And whatever you do, don’t repeat what you’ve heard. This never helps anyone, and it certainly doesn’t glorify God.

Folks, remember what Jesus said “And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.”

Author: Bobby Robinson, Jr

Biblical perspective on Life, Society, Culture, Politics, and Religion!

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