Saturday, May 11, 2013

Slander...(Author Unknown)

A malicious or loose tongue is the cause of much evil in the world. Since talk can cause damage to others and to oneself, one's words should be weighed carefully.

The crime of bearing false witness in a court of law is singled out in the Ten Commandments as a specially grievous sin, since its consequences for the unjustly accused are so dire. In the ancient Mesopotamian law code of Hammurabi, a witness who falsely accused another of a crime was liable, if his perjury were uncovered, to a punishment identical to that for the crime which he laid upon the innocent party. Beyond the court of law, there are many other situations where a person is asked about some event or about the behavior of others. These are opportunities either to be truthful, or to bear false witness and cause others injury by damaging their reputations, sowing discord and mistrust between husband and wife or between friends, or even falsely implicating them in crimes.

Furthermore, much damage can come from words said without careful deliberation and from tales repeated to others without first ascertaining whether they are true.

Words have power!

Our word sure have the power, whether it is spoke, written or sung to heal or wound, build our destroy, make or break.

It also has the power to redefine reality!

We read in God's WordProverbs 18:21, "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit."

Something I read here below(Author Unknown)

Speech has awesome power, and that is to literally redefine reality. Thoughts exist in a separate, private sphere. Once articulated, the thought is no longer a private matter. It becomes an item on the world’s agenda, something to be agreed with or argued; proven or disproven; attended to or ignored.
A person may work side by side with someone for years, and during the entire time harbor the thought that the colleague is "annoying." For all those years, the thought has no power to affect anything or anyone beyond the person thinking it. Then, one day, this person enters into a conversation with a third co-worker, and offers there assessment of the other person as "annoying."
The instant that thought is released into the world, it sets out on a path of destruction.
Now another person’s attention has been drawn to this persons allegedly "annoying mannerisms.
They lose a little respect for them, identities them as a little less competent, a little less appealing.
Inevitably, this new assessment affects their relationship.
It creates a bias in the third person’s mind which they will now confirm every time the "annoying" person does or says anything. And it may go much further. This third person may well share their new found perceptions as well. It is not even necessary that they believe what they hear. Even if they never seriously think about the statement, it seeps into the subconscious and colors their future assessments of this person’s behavior.

Abba Father may our words bring healing to the wounded, hope to the hopeless, bind the broken, help to lead the lost and wandering souls to you. Let our words be seasoned with salt. 
Forgive us for reckless words,
 In Jesus Name Amen
Have a blessed week....
"Kind words do not cost much. 
Yet they accomplish much." - Blaise Pascal 

My Name is Gossip....(Author unknown)

★★Gossip Poem★★
(Author unknown)
My name is Gossip.
I am a direct descendant of the father of lies.
I have no respect for justice.
I maim without killing.
I break hearts and ruin lives.
I am cunning and malicious and I gather strength with age.
The more I am quoted, the more I am believed.
My victims are helpless.
 They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name and no face.
To track me down is impossible. 
The harder you try, the more elusive I become.
I am nobody’s friend.
Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same.
I topple governments and wreck marriages.
I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights, heartaches, and indigestion.
I make innocent people cry in their pillows.
I make headlines and headaches.
Even my name hisses. I am called Gossip.
~Author Unknown)


Before you repeat a story, ask yourself:
 Is it true?
 Is it harmless?
 Is it necessary?
If it isn’t, why repeat it?

Know them before you judge....

How can someone who has not spend time with us, walked with us...know who we really are?
Even to know our Lord better we need to walk with Him and talk to Him on daily basis...
Micah 6:8
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Genesis 5:24
"Enoch walked faithfully with God;"

Be blessed..