6/24/13 Daily Devotion

Exodus 20:16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

People love to hear and spread gossip. Gossip is almost comparable to an incurable disease, almost. Gossip is something that so many delight in, but refuse to see its destructive powers. It’s harmless; they are just simple words listened to or shared, words that cause no harm, but fill a void within our lives. We love to share about the frailties of others, so we can feel more superior ourselves. We love to trash others so we can be seen as more upstanding or righteous, but all we are doing is setting ourselves up for a harsh judgement by God. Giving false testimony is sinful and destructive. It not only harms those we are lying about, it destroys our own personal witness. Listening to false testimony is equally as destructive; for if we refuse to stop it from happening, we are condoning its release into the world. We must be careful with our words, for once they are released they cannot be taken back.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me use my words to lift others up and bring You glory.

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