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

What a terrible thing it is to have someone pretend to be your friend and later you discover that he is really your enemy. That person is actually a fool. You catch on to him after a while. Anyone who slanders is also a fool.

God had given a specific commandment regarding this. “Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people …” (Lev. 19:16). It goes on. “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him” (Lev. 19:17). Don’t flatter a man when you actually hate him, but neither are you to slander the man.

Those who slander the names of other individuals are clearly not where they need to be in their walk with Christ.  If by chance you are guilty of slander, know that the Word of God is true.  Galatians 6:7 says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”  Since the Word of God is true, if you are guilty of this, I hope you are able to bear it when your time comes.  Amen.

 

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