Title: Slander – An Act of Hate and Not of Love
Message in the picture:
“The result of not living a Spirit-led life; you become: Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, – Slander” Romans 1:30 (RKJNT)
Scripture for the day:
Romans 1:29-30 Amplified Bible (AMP) Until they were filled (permeated and saturated) with every kind of unrighteousness, iniquity, grasping and covetous greed, and malice. [They were] full of envy and jealousy, murder, strife, deceit and treachery, ill will and cruel ways. [They were] secret backbiters and gossipers, 30 Slanderers, hateful to and hating God, full of insolence, arrogance, [and] boasting; inventors of new forms of evil, disobedient and undutiful to parents.
Thought for the day:
Corrupt / evil speaking: (wicked/malicious) gossip, backbiting and slander are not helpful as shown in the Scriptures. Wicked / harmful / evil gossip is spreading rumors or secrets, true or false, about another person usually when they are not present; to slander the absent secretly; a busybody.
When gossip is sharing or spreading information about another person with the intent to help, it is not a sin (see the Bible study). Backbiting is very similar to evil gossip; however, it is always considered a sin as it is always secret slander. Slander is also always a sin; the goal of slander is to damage, destroy and / or hurt another person. The thing to remember, they are all acts of sin.
1 John 3:7-11 (OEBus) My children, do not let anyone mislead you. The person who lives righteously is righteous — as Christ is righteous. 8 The person who lives sinfully belongs to the devil, for the devil has sinned from the first. It was for this that the Son of God appeared, that he might undo the devil’s work.
9 No one who has received the new life from God lives sinfully, because the nature of God dwells within them; and they cannot live in sin, because they have received the new life from God. 10 By this the children of God are distinguished from the children of the devil — No one who lives unrighteously comes from God, and especially the person who does not love others. 11 For these are the tidings that we heard from the first — that we are to love one another.
We do not gossip about, backbite, or slander those whom we love. Learn to love each other my friends and be blessed ♥ Tim.
NOTE: This is the summarized version of the full Bible study, please go to the site and read / study the complete online Bible study; to get access, the following link will take you there. http://wp.me/s4dhin-slander
♥ Question for “Slander – An Act of Hate and Not of Love”: Slander damages and hurts, do you know what it feels like, are you careful not to do it?