Can slander be a tool in our belt? A weapon in our arsenal?
The Bible has a lot to say about slander. Neither the one slandered nor the slanderer is the better for it.
Chelsea and I show from the Bible how slander leaves wreckage in every wake.
How slander affects the slanderer:
- It destroys your reputation (Pro 23:7; 29:20; 22:1)
- Its gains are temporary (Pro 12:19; Joh 8:44; 1Pe 3:10; Pro 21:28; 10:6)
How slander affects the one slandered:
- It can make enemies (Pro 15:1b; 26:28)
- Its wounds can be lifelong (Pro 11:9; 25:18)
Lewina O. Lee et al, Bruce S. McEwen, ed., "Optimism is associated with exceptional longevity in 2 epidemiologic cohorts of men and women," PNAS, August 26, 2019.
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