Accusations, slander, libel, and the list can go on. People use their words to put others in the worst light possible. We can all identify real life examples. The media loves a bad news story. The worse it is, the higher the ratings. Rarely do we get the good news. Rarely do the blessings get shared in big ways.
But the Bible lets us know that we need to bless. “Do not accuse anyone for no reason—when they have done you no harm. Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways. For the Lord detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence.” Proverbs 3:30-32
Did you catch the last part of this section? “The Lord takes the upright into His confidence.”
I really like that. It means we are in the inner circle of the inner circle.
God trusts us. That is big.
Lord, help me to always use my words to build up and not tear down. Help me to live a life that is upright.