Prey or Pray
Prey or Pray?
Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked; they gnashed their teeth at me. Psalm 35:16
Again, in this verse, the power of words trying to destroy David’s reputation and trying to advance David’s belief about himself. Words may be able to destroy his status in front of others but not in the presence of God. David’s enemies put down their swords and used their tongues only to find him unmovable. David is still standing in faith and keeping his tongue under the disciple of God.
Taming the tongue can be one of the most difficult lessons to be learned. When we discredit someone’s character by our loosely held words, we will be held accountable. There is no word God cannot hear us utter even if spoken in confidence. David’s enemies put down their swords and used their tongues only to find David unmovable.
Relationships can be difficult because it doesn’t take long to realize the weaknesses of others. When they turn on us, the challenge can be more than what most of us can bear. We may resort to openly exposing their character in a desperate attempt to try and save our character. When we become fearful is when we begin to panic and act outside of God’s will. He is always willing to step in and fight our cause but are we allowing Him to do it His way? The invitation is to pray for those who persecute us not prey on those who harm us.
Today in the Workplace
If you are a victim of gossip do you pray or prey on your offender?