I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Devotion True & Honest Witness?

Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sins: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

Even our courts no longer hold to this standard. What about me, do I accept what someone says without investigating the matter for myself?

Do I pass on something I heard from media reports, a whisper, or a word and end up harming reputations or hurting relationships because I eagerly accepted the unconfirmed information? Am I too eager to pass on a juicy tidbit?

Am I too willing to become part of the cancel culture without checking out the truth beyond media agendas and spin?

Deuteronomy 19:18b-19 … if the witness has lied, and has testified falsely against his brother; Then shall you do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shall you put the evil away from among you.

Passing on falsehoods whether in court or daily life is evil. God judges such behavior harshly. Am I careful in conclusions reached, in checking things out, before passing things on?

Help me, Lord, not be a gossip and always be an honest witness to truth. A

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