When we are positive in our speech and positive in our thoughts, positive in our way of living, we lead positive lives. If we are slanderous in our speech, slanderous in our thoughts, slanderous in our way of living, we lead slanderous lives. God gives us all choices life or death, it’s what we choose that describes us. So the next time that you feel like saying or doing something negative, your way of living just became slanderous.You just became a slanderer. We can ask ourselves are we speaking life over the situation or the individual or are we speaking death? What we measure out is measured back to us.
New International Version (NIV)
1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his[a];
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.