Backbiting – A Christian Backstabber

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Backbiting – A Christian Backstabber

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“Backbiting is saying hurtful, insulting, unkind or evil things about a person or people when they are not there.”

Scripture for the day

Ephesians 4:25-32 Names of God Bible (NOG) So then, get rid of lies. Speak the truth to each other, because we are all members of the same body. 26 Be angry without sinning. Don’t go to bed angry. 27 Don’t give the devil any opportunity to work. 28 Thieves must quit stealing and, instead, they must work hard. They should do something good with their hands so that they’ll have something to share with those in need.

29 Don’t say anything that would hurt another person. Instead, speak only what is good so that you can give help wherever it is needed. That way, what you say will help those who hear you. 30 Don’t give God’s Holy Spirit any reason to be upset with you. He has put his seal on you for the day you will be set free from the world of sin. 31 Get rid of your bitterness, hot tempers, anger, loud quarreling, cursing, and hatred. 32 Be kind to each other, sympathetic, forgiving each other as God has forgiven you through Christ.

Thought for the day

Backbiting is a destructive and damaging sin, similar to—but different from slander and gossip (which I will cover in other studies). It is the ‘filthy communication’ spoken of in Colossians 3:8, ‘backbiters’ is listed as one of the sins of those with a reprobate/depraved/corrupt mind {read Romans 1:28-32 (key verse:30)}. Consider this for a final thought, James warns that the tongue “…is the power of evil placed in our bodies, making all the body unclean…” James 3:6 (BBE). “Praise and curses come from the same mouth. My brothers and sisters, this should not happen!” James 3:10 (GWT).

Don’t be a backbiter / backstabber, use self-control to take control of your tongue and the things you say about others. Say things that encourage, use words that help and inspire; backbiting is not a loving act it is sin. I love you my dear brothers and sisters; be blessed my friends—Tim.

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Question for “Backbiting – A Christian Backstabber”

Are you mindful of the things you say about others, either face-to-face or when they are not present?

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