An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Character Assassination

(Pro 16:27 KJV) An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

There are certain hallmarks of Christian character that migrate across to Christian culture.  We have the idea of “turning the other cheek”.  That is foreign to pagans.  We have the rejection of bribery.  One that is drummed in but often passes under the radar is the desire of the best for other people.  We find it referred to in the Love Chapter,
(1Co 13:6 KJV) Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
We see it in Proverbs,
(Pro 24:17 KJV) Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
This is another page in that chapter.  We are not supposed to go around digging up dirt on people.

So?  Avoid character assassination.  Most people will dig their own graves.  They don’t need help from you and if you live right they may turn to you in a time of crisis.

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