A man who bears false witness against his neighbor Is like a club, a sword, and a sharp arrow. Proverbs 25: 18 New King James Version
Have you ever been hit in the guts and seen stars?
That is what it is like when you get hit with a club of lies.
Anyone who betrays a confidence (Gossiping Gerties) and makes lies out of it is like getting whacked in the guts. It takes your breath away in shock.
Have you ever cut yourself and seen the blood come out?
That is what getting cut with the sword of lies against a confidant feels like. It feels as if the lifeblood has been sucked out of you.
Have you ever been stung by a bee and gotten really swelled up?
That is what it feels like when someones lies become arrows that go straight to the heart. It actually feels as if a knife has been driven into your heart.
These are not done by strangers but almost always done by someone close to you and the cuts go very deep.
Now who is our neighbour?
According to Jesus everyone is your neighbour.
So be careful with your words.
They may make you the spotlight of the conversation when you are spreading them but there are very serious consequences of them. They destroy marriages, friendships and family relations. Sometimes the wounds are too deep to be healed.
And, be fair warned, what you do unto others will be done back to you. Think of that before you go gossiping.
That is why it is best to have confidence in your relationship with Jehovah. It does not matter what others say, He knows the truth. So even if nobody else believes you when you tell them these are lies, Jehovah will and does.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Abba (God our Father in Heaven) for always knowing the truth about Your beloved child so it does not matter the filthy lies anyone spreads about me. I give thanks for this wonderful blessing in the name of He who always exposed the filthy liars to face public shame and comforted those who were bitten by the snakes Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.