Words Advertising the Faults of Others
When we have the wrong expectations, we are setting ourselves up for failure.
A merciful person does not expose a person’s fault in public. It is a wicked and evil thing that God despises. The Bible says love always believes the best of every person (1 Cor. 13) it is a wicked thing that it in the flesh and we need not go there. 1 Peter 4:8 says love covers…
Genesis Chapter 9, beginning at verses 18 Noah grew some grapes, drank some wine, got drunk, and laid naked on his bed. Ham told everyone that His father was nakedness, However Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness (his fault) of their father. They did not want their fathers Psalm 19:12 states:
Who can understand his errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults. All of us have something we need to clean up in our own lives.
If someone offends you, do not go to a lot of other people and ask what you should do. Galatians 6:1 says Brethren; if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
The tongue can be dangerous
Instead of giving a person a piece of your mind when they offend you, step back and be calm and do not react distastefully. Do not get angry because you do not know what just happened in the life of that person that just offended you. They may be experiencing a very traumatic personal ordeal. You just do not know why that person treated you bad. Some of us give away so many pieces of the mind that there’s hardly any left over to thinks straight with. Some of us are losing our minds bad because we allow offence to take over.
When we run around telling other people about the faults of another person, this is not pleasing to God. We are all guilty of this, including myself. This is why it is necessary to pray a lot and stay in the word of God. That old sinful nature does wicked tricks and if we do not practice keeping it in line with the word of God, it will jump out and try to take over.
James 3; 1-8 gives us wisdom about the dangers of our tongue.
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
God wants to be a part of us to help us stop doing detestable things. He wants to clean us up and get us ready for our new home. We can’t enter Heaven dirty.