The Heart of the Christian Faith: Truth 76

107 truths about God, the world, and you.

76: God wants you to safeguard the reputation of others.

Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
Exodus 20:16 ESV

In the ninth commandment of the ten written in stone, God warns His people: Do not tell lies about the people in your life.

Do not misrepresent neighbors, friends, or family when you talk to others about them. Do not cause other people to judge them falsely with your testimony about their lives.

Be careful what you say about the people you know… or believe you know.

“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”
Jeremiah 17:10 ESV

Today consider why this commandment – No lies about other people – has a place among the first ten laws God gave His people.

What does it reveal about God? the world? you?

[Feature Image Photo by Sixteen Miles Out on Unsplash]

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