“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
- A witness is defined as, “one who has personal knowledge of something”. Rumors, gossip, and opinions, about someone, or something that happened, are often a false witness. Whatever is not encouraging, uplifting, or helpful, does not need to be said. Prayer should always replace negative thoughts.
Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
Dear Lord, forgive us, and help us to stop and consider the affect that our words will have on others, before we speak. Amen