Friday, April 29, 2011

Speaking Evil

It is so easy to speak evil of someone especially if we are told by someone this person has done something we don’t believe they should have done. We should not do this. Perhaps the person telling us has not found out all the facts. By doing this we have set aside God’s law of love. We should always find out all the facts. Should you find out this is true you still should not speak evil of this person unless for some reason it would become necessary. If we cannot speak well of someone it would be better for us not to say anything.

James 4:11; “Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge”.

The above Scripture says when we speak evil of our brother or judge him is speaking evil of the law and judging the law. We need to be careful of judging the law because the law of the Lord is perfect.

James 4:12; “There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy, who art thou that judgest another”?

The only Lawgiver is God Himself and He is the one that reserves the power of passing final sentence on men. He is the one that has the power to save or destroy. He is the one that rewards and the one to punish for disobedience.

We should not try to set other laws or rules; we should go by God’s.

I have been guilty of speaking about someone and there have been times the Holy Spirit has immediately let me know this is something I should not have done. I am working on not saying anything evil of anyone; if I can’t speak well about someone I should not be saying it. I pray the Holy Spirit will continue to speak to me to convict me of this. I hope if you are guilty of this that you will work on it also. If you need help in doing this be sure to call on the Lord as He will help you.

Thank you for dropping by, I have enjoyed our visit. May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!


Jenifer said...

When we are angry or hurt it is so easy to speak ill of someone. But we can't. We must never speak bad about someone. If we are hurt by them we should go to them calmly and speak to them, not behind their back. Thank you for the reminder.

Debi said...

I try not to speak bad about others. Even when I am hurt, I try to keep any negative thoughts I might have to myself. I really work at not thinking negatively, however, I fail miserably. It is definitely something God & I work on. Thank you for reminding me about this.

Kandi said...

Hi Deane,

It has been fun poking aorund your blog the last few days, I love this post because I did this just a few weeks ago, I didn't really speak evil about anyone but I got caught up in the trap of gossip. As I was driving home from my friends later that day after our little gossip session, the Holy Spirit convicted me. I prayed for forgiveness the rest of the way home, thank goodness it was a long drive. I don't generally get up in the whole gossip thing because you are right we don't know all the the facts, I don't know what happened this time, except that I messed up. I love that He will convict me, and extend His forgiveness, grace and mercy, heavens where we would all be without it.

Blessings to you.

Deane said...

Kandi, thanks for dropping by. We can all get caught up in gossip but we have the Holy Spirit to convict us of such things. Praise the Lord we have Him. I am glad your drive home was a long one so you could really listen and talk with the Holy Spirit. I am so glad we have His forgiveness, grace, and mercy. Like you said, where would we be without it. Have a great day and blessings to you.