Book: Proverbs 30
“Never slander a worker to the employer, or the person will curse you, and you will pay for it.”
In a world where to get ahead in a corporation individuals use each other and cut each other down to get ahead this verse gives a strong warning, “don’t do it!” as it will come back onto you.
I find it interesting that many large companies who have allowed such behavior to take place then spend big dollars on training their top leaders how to cooperate with each other. A few years back the big thing for corporations to do was to send their top people to do group dynamic games so that they could work together. Many of the activities/games that these leaders were taken through were the same ones children/youth camps have done with campers for years.
In God’s Kingdom, we are not to compare ourselves with each other, it is not a race to see who will get to the top first nor doing whatever it takes to get the result. Jesus turns the tables by saying in the Kingdom “ many that are first will be last; and the last first” (Matthew 19:30, 20:16, Mark 9:35,10:31, Luke 13:30). What is important is how we live our lives in the Kingdom.
Every word we speak should be building others up not tearing down. I have made enough mistakes in my life that if someone wanted to cut me down there is enough evidence to do so. I am thankful that God does not do that. He picks me up every time, dust me off and says, “Let’s keep going and learn from your mistakes. I have much more for you to learn and become.”
As you speak about others today, consider if they are words to move people forward or tearing down. Ask God to help you speak life to others instead of death!