If we carelessly slander others, we participate in the work of the Devil. Let us be those whose judgments bear weight because we are known for being slow to speak and quick to listen. Let us be those who can truly expose wickedness because we have not become unwitting participants with the forces of darkness. Let us not be noisy gongs or clanging symbols, but let us be those whose character resembles Jesus Christ, in word and in action.
Have you ever considered that you do not have to fear because God is with you? Fear has to do with punishment, with being cast out of God’s presence. But when we are confident in God’s presence with us, there is truly nothing to fear. In life and in death, we are secure in the presence of God.