Undermining Other Saints

Proverbs 6:16-19 teaches about the seven things which God hates, one of which is “a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren” (KJV). I want to say a few things about having good ethics. Why do so many people undermine others? Why is this nation full of talebearing and fault-finding? If you watch television or listen to the radio, you will find people writing and speaking things that are full of untruths about someone else. Listen to what the Bible says in Proverbs 11:13“A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.” Proverbs 18:8The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.” Proverbs 26:20“Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.” God did not give the Holy Spirit to do harm to others. Strife comes because of jealousy, because of rivalry and coveting another’s ministry. In Numbers 11:24-29, a young man ran to Moses and accused two brethren (Eldad and Medad) of prophesying. Talebearers today use the Internet, phones, faxes, and written pages. Galatians 6:1 teaches that if you see a person overtaken in a fault, you are to restore that person. The verse says, “Ye that are spiritual.” The word “spiritual” as used here means “one who is responsive to the Holy Spirit.” Alas, many are responsive to the tale-bearing and lying spirits. It seems that it is so much easier to criticize than to restore. In Romans 1:30, backbiters are classed with the “haters of God.” 2 Corinthians 12:20 lists backbiting and whisperings in a category that demands repentance. Good ethics are a must in the life of a Christian. This is the time to be “truth-doers.”

Pastor George Belobaba

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