“Don’t Badmouth!” – One Year Bible Reading (Psalms/Proverbs) – October 8

Psalm 78:56-72   Don’t Know Much About History? Part 3   An Historical Wisdom Psalm by Asaph

Proverbs 24:28-29   Don’t Badmouth!

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Remember in this chapter, we were told not to rejoice if someone you don’t like has fallen into misfortune (Prov. 24:17).  So it would only make sense, then, that you would not want to be a source of adversity for them!

One of the most nasty things you could do to a person is try to wreck their reputation (v. 28).  These days we call it “badmouthing” someone.

Of course, you don’t have to use your lips.  You could text or Facebook all over the place!  Actually, we are called to bless someone who wrongs us (cf. Rom. 12:14, 18-21).  Try to be good to your enemy, if you can.  Let your older brother take care of them (v. 29, cf. Rom. 12:19; Heb. 2:11).

Don’t grumble or badmouth people!

It is beneath you as a Christian.

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