I hope each one of you had a profitable day of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. God's love and grace is something we should not ignore, His Son sacrificed Himself for us.
This morning please notice Proverbs 16:27 & 28, "An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. 28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends."
vs. 27 - I have known people who thought it was their calling in life to spread the word about another's faults and sins. I'm not dismissing the vital need we have to live our lives in humble obedience to the Lord. But we should be prayerful for a person who has transgressed, and try to get them back into proper fellowship with the Lord. The word translated "ungodly man" is one of the New Testament names for Satan. The act of digging up dirt about another and then spreading it like a wildfire is Satan like. Rather than being part of the problem, we should be part of the solution. Don't be hurtful by having a tongue that spreads news faster than CNN.
vs. 28 "A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends." Gossips cause trouble. In fact, they can separate close friends by their divisive mouths. Don't be a sower of discord, be a peacemaker. Christ in the Beatitudes states, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." (Matthew 5:9)
Are you given to slander? Do you gossip? Or do you loving seek to help someone who has fallen away from the Lord? Let's keep these words in mind, they are words of wisdom given by the Lord.
Have a great day meditating upon God's Word.
Your Friend and HIS,