|The Good Shepherd, Abbott Illustration NT, 1878|
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Defend Yourself from Slander
Slander spreads worldwide, whether religious, political, or business. Men seem to think they can win with Lies and not with Truth.
Slander is Satan's viral plague no man can contain.
Like a raging flood running deep,
sandbags won't hold its banks.
Slander rots a man's reputation and shames
even his innocence.
I have seen fools contrive slander and
actually believe their own false fabrications.
Men who speak slander are a nest of
slithering vipers with poisoned fangs.
"Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good
things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth
speaks” (Mt 12:34).
Take it from me. The way to defend from slander
is to remember the crown of thorns. The world
tortured the most perfect man on earth for his innocence.
You're not alone. The darkness hates the Light.
"You shall not circulate a false report” (Ex 23:1).
Wise men choose not to believe slander.
Block your ears and refuse to consider it.
“Therefore all those who devour you, shall be devoured”
(Jer 30:16). God will vindicate the victims of this world.
The evil will be judged on the Day of Wrath.
"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor”
(Ex 20:16). Is the 9th commandment.
“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue
is so set among our members that it defiles the whole
body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set
on fire by hell” (Jas 3:6).
“Bless those who persecute you; bless
and do not curse” (Rom 12:14). Is God's Word.
Blessing strengthens, cursing destroys.
“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking
be put away from you, with all malice” (Eph 4:31).
"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and
to destroy” (John 10:10).
Will you do Satan's bidding? Can he count on you?
Rather, Jesus Messiah-God says,
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may
have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free
indeed” (John 8:36).
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you
in judgment you shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and their righteousness is from Me” (Isa 54:17--
All scriptures are NKJV).
– Bill Hunt
World in Christ