"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor"(Exodus 20:16 NKJV).
The ninth commandment prohibits bearing false witness. This commandment protects the reputation of people from libel by others. Second, it establishes the Israelites System of justice on a firm foundation. In the Israelite law, the judging of a person's guilt was based on testimony by faithful witness. A false witness would undermine justice. "Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses; he shall not be put to death on the testimoney of one witness"(Deuteronomy 17:6 NKJV).
"Therefore, putting away lying, Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another"(Ephesian 4:25 NKJV). Apostle Paul calls for Believers of Jesus Christ to speak the truth to each other, because all belivers are united to Jesus Christ. King Solomon penned..."A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood"(Proverbs 6:17 NKJV). This is one of the things that the Lord hates. Also this gives us a reason as to why we should alway have a heart of repentance according to 1 John 1:9. Note: When we go against God's Word we hinder our blessings from coming forth. So,we need to stay in a position, so we can take back what has been stolen from us. In order to do this we must be right first ourselves.
Thanks for taking time to read my Word of Wisdom for today. Annie Dennis Eskridge, author of Sin Abides..