When Evil is Spoken of You

By on January 26, 2013

Learning to Live Beyond the Pain -

rock with the word trustI had a dear friend share with me today how brokenhearted she is over someone’s lies and divisive schemes. She is struggling with how to practically walk this out as a Christian.

Here is my simple response. I would love to hear yours.

Proverbs 6:16-19, “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”

Well if God says he HATES these things foolish is the person that believes they are above God’s law and awareness. He’ not kidding around with this kind of stuff.

Let me just encourage you with this. I have lived under the lies of a foolish but persuasive person for years…public words of profound character assassination….deception…misrepresentation….a person deviseth wicked imaginations…a false witness that speaketh lies…someone that was actually trying to destroy me as a person. Crazy as it sounds they talk God talk…profess to be a Christ follower…and generally use spiritual words to manipulate and control others.

One day God said to me…“Your weakest position is defending yourself. What you birth in the flesh you will need to keep alive in the flesh…what you allow me to birth in the Spirit I will keep alive in the Spirit. Trust me with your reputation.”

I needed to stop being a man pleaser and start fearing the truth of what God has said.

Not an easy undertaking and very difficult at best. But God has proven this to be true and oh the freedom it produces. A person’s true intentions will always be revealed. Time will be the test. The reality of one’s heart will always come forth and that is why God has told us He will not be mocked.

For someone to attempt to deceive others they themselves must be deceived.

“Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.” Proverbs

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4 Comments

  1. Amandah

    January 27, 2013 at 10:36 am

    “Crazy as it sounds they talk God talk…profess to be a Christ follower…and generally use spiritual words to manipulate and control others.” Amen to this! I know many people who claim to be ‘Christian’ but they’re manipulative and don’t take “No” for an answer. It’s like how many times do you have to say, “No, I can’t make the meetings. No, I can’t (fill in the blank).” No means no!

    Many people claim to be “Christian,” but I don’t think they know what the word means. If you claim to be something, anything, you better own it and walk your talk. Otherwise, you won’t be taken seriously.

  2. Jan Yost

    January 27, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Right on target. Finding strength to follo Gods words is the key. Thank you for the scriptures. Jan

  3. Julie

    March 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    A word in season Tammy. Thank you!
    Xo

    • Tammy Maltby

      March 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      Thank you Julie Jan and Amandah. This is such a tender issue for so many. I pray it will be healing and rest for those in the intense struggle.

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