The Ninth Commandment

Good Morning Everyone! I haven’t written a devotional in a long time and I really wanted to write this one today. It’s about the Ninth Commandment from God. We all have heard of the Ten Commandments, well this devotional is about the Ninth one. Exodus 20:16 KJV Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Which basically means – Don’t bring false accusations against people or lie about people. Even God doesn’t like when you lie about people; that He added it in the Ten Commandments. There are examples in the Bible of false accusations against people- like for example; Genesis 39 talks about Joseph a man very good man falsely accused of trying to rape the Government Officials wife and she tried to create (false) evidence by ripping his jacket. And Joseph had to pay for that until God made things right. Another example is King Ahab was wanting to buy someone’s Vineyard but the person didn’t want to sell his families property. So King Ahab’s wife hired FALSE accusers to say that the man did and said horrible things, just so that they could put him to death and take his Vineyard. There are more, but these stood out to me. As you can see, creating false narratives about people is not wrong but it hurts people. We should never lie about people just because we don’t like them, or don’t like the way they look, or because we disagree with their ideology, or for any reason at all.  Remember honesty is the best policy. And we all should want to please God and obey His Commandments. And be kind to people because that’s all that matters. Have a great day Friends and feel free to leave a comment, I love hearing from you all.

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