"Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness."
(Exodus 23:1 KJV)
Do rumors disturb you? Notice the Bible Scripture above from Our Awesome God, which says we should not lie or spread rumors. Rumors and gossip grow like a fast growing cancer and they can be damaging. They begin as a small lie and soon become huge, killing most people's trust as they grow. People spread rumors as do the radio, press, TV and now the Internet and social media.
People who have rumors spread about themselves will need to guard against loss of trust in others and will need help from Our Awesome God to keep from becoming cynical and disillusioned with people. This is a time to get closer to God by frequent, if not almost constant, prayers to Him.
Here are three ways that, with Our Awesome God's help, you can decrease the damage rumors can do. 1) Be careful that you don't start a rumor or repeat one. The truth is that most of us tend to enjoy hearing something bad about people, but don't be guilty of repeating it, even if you know it’s true. Think of the good things about that person. 2) Defend anyone who is being plagued by gossip or rumors. Remind others that it may not be true and that "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." It is usually best to think of how you would feel if you were that person. 3) If you are the victim, remember that truth will out and Our Awesome God will know the truth.
Improve your knowledge and trust in God by attending a church that preaches and teaches that Jesus Christ took your sins upon Himself and died for you, then rose on the third day and is now sitting by God, interceding for you when you sin. Our Awesome God wants you in heaven since He loves you already and so do the people of Living Word Baptist Church. Join us if you can!
Come work in Our Awesome God's vineyard, telling others about Him and reminding ourselves about His story, Jesus Christ's Salvation, and our eternal home with Him, trying to help them to understand Our Creator better. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Praise and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour along with a children's program called AWANA until 7:30 PM (September through May). There is prayer meeting and Bible Study on Wednesday at 7:00 PM and more Bible Studies in homes during the week. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill