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JANUARY 7

 

Speak evil of no man—Titus 3:2.

 

 If once the soldiers of the cross would get the proper thought, that slander and evil-speaking are assassinations of the character of another, and that defamation is robbery of another’s good name, the sooner they will see this matter in its truly awful light, as it must appear in the Lord’s sight; and once seeing the matter from this true, Divine standpoint, it must awaken the new heart, mind and will to the greatest activity possible in the overcoming of such works of the flesh and of the devil. Each will seek to purge out the old leaven of malice and envy and strife and crookedness and evil-speaking, that he may be pure in heart, a copy of the Lord.

 

 

Parallel passages: Ex. 22:28;  Psa. 10:7,8; 34:13;41: 5-9; 64: 2-5;  Prov. 4: 24; 10: 11, 19, 31, 32;12:5,6,13,17-19; 15:1,4,28; 16:27,28; 26:20-23,28;  Eccles. 10: 11,20; Isa. 32: 6,7;  Matt. 12:34-37; Eph. 4: 25,29,31;  Jas. 3:5-10; 4:11.