Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Daily be diligent in doing your part to cultivate relationships and to maintain verbal integrity.

I told em.. "No, the word is Gospel, not gossip! Stay with the Good News, Buckeroo, and ya can't go wrong. Why choose to hear or spread the bad news?"
"Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone." Mark 16:15
To help ya, here's a fivefold test for what's been told to you.
1) What is your reason for telling me this?
2) Where did you get your information ..who is your source?
3) Have you gone directly to the one involved?
4) Have you personally gone to check out all the facts? (You know the saying: Figures don't lie, but liars sure can figure}.
5) Thanks for telling me this—can I quote ya on this? (It's often interesting to see their facial expression upon hearing you ask this)
What does God say about this stuff? He says... 

"But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one." ~ Jesus, Matt. 3:37

So reject the spreading of, or even hearing gossip. Refuse to pass along false rumors, to spread false reports to other people. The Bible says... 
"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." Exod. 20:16 
"Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another." ~ Paul, Eph. 4:25
Did ya know that the term "diabolos" (devil) actually means: slanderer? It also means a defamer of persons, a false accuser; an unjust criticizer, and one who hurts (who maligns) and condemns for the purpose of severing a relationship.

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil (the slanderer), as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." ~ 1 Pet. 5:8  Read more at. facebook.com/shareJesus
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