Leviticus 19-20

Daily Devotional from Leviticus 19--

Verse 16
You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord.

Slander is a plague amongst non-believers and believers alike; it seems Satan has a foothold in the church. We damage people’s reputations and sometimes we hardly know the person. Gossip and slander go hand in hand. I think we’ve all been guilty of saying something - whether it was true or not - that was slanderous. It’s easy when you disagree with someone or feel hurt to speak ill of that person. But when we choose to speak negatively about their character, are we drawing them any nearer to Christ?

In what way does slander help any of your neighbors? So let’s cultivate in our social spaces a place of trust where people can trust you’re not going to go home and talk about them. Do not stand against the life of your neighbor, think of how to draw them toward Christ.

Brendan League