This week Pastor Rick talked about slander and judgment. The legal dictionary defines slander as “oral defamation, in which someone speaks an untruth harming the reputation of another.”
John 1.1, 14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Slander is spoken. Any wound hurts, but a wound inflicted by false words stings deeply, and the wound is harder to heal when it involves a reputation. Why is God so concerned that we don’t slander one another? Because slander is a crime committed by using something God intended for good: words. Jesus is the Word. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. The Word brought good news, not slander. God hates it when the Word gets turned inside out. Are your words right side out or inside out?