KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 7:26 KJV” But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet”.
John the Baptist had baptized the Lord Jesus and declared that He is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. After some time, he began to wonder whether Jesus was the Messiah. He even sent his disciples to enquire of the Lord if He is the Messiah. The Lord assured them He is the Messiah and that the miracles attested to that.
After his disciples had left, the Lord began to speak well of John. He did not comment about his doubts about Him. He rather declared that he is the greatest of all men born of woman. What do you say about others in their absence? Many people easily fall into the temptation of speaking bad of others. Some people comment negatively about people they have never met before. (this is serious) People are carried away by negative remarks from others, of which they add their voice. You shall give account for every idle word you say. (Matt 12:36)
Why do people speak negative of others? Some people only feel they are better when they put others down. It is the habit of a few characters. All these is a sign of the absence of the God kind of love in one’s life. Love values others so much it would not put them down. Decide you would never allow your tongue to speak evil of others. Vow never to say any negative word about one you have no knowledge about. Remember you would reap what you sow. You always reap more than what you sow. (Luke 6:37&38)
I have great love for all persons. I believe in the positives of people and not the negative they express. I never say any wrong word or comment about others. I am a lifter of men and an encouragement to those who are down.
Luke 6:37 KJV ” Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven”
John 8:11 KJV “She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more”.