Monday, December 20, 2010


Pro 18:8 "The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly."
I think we have all experienced the pain that comes with having tales told about us, especially tales that are not true. The Word says that the words of a talebearer are like wounds that hurt us deep in our belly, or soul. There sometimes is nothing you can do about these tales, there is no way that you can prove the talebearer wrong. Sometimes it means living with the knowledge that you know the truth and hopefully some day the talebearer will be proven wrong.

It hurts when we cannot clear our name, and people form their opinions based on things that are not true, but that is not to be our focus. Those talebearers will ultimately be judged by the Lord Himself on the Judgement Day. So we need to leave them up to Him. Jesus Himself had to put up with talebearers. Luk 11:54 "Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him."

Some people are only waiting to find something they can spread around, but just like the Pharisees of Jesus' time who had religion but not relationship, these talebearers are lacking the one thing they need in their life: a relationship with Jesus Christ. Oh they go through the motions: they look like Christians, they act on the surface like Christians, they say all the right things to the right people, they 'seem' spiritual but they are hollow and empty on the inside. Talebearers are quick to judge and form an opinion without ever taking the time to learn the facts.

Let's all be careful that we are not talebearers. Psa 19:14 " Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer". May all the words that come out of our mouths be acceptable in the Lord's sight. And let's show the kindness to others that we wish others would show to us. Let's give people the benefit of a doubt. Our lives will be richer if we focus on Christ and on our own lives rather than worrying about others.

1 comment

  1. " How True.....How very hurt we sometimes can get & waste so much energy on what the enemy is doing, when Jesus says " Come Unto to Me all Those that are burdened & heavy laden & I will give you Rest !! " Very good word Laurie....God Bless You & Yours...