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The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘The slingers surrounded and attacked it.’ 2 Kings 3:25 NKJV

In Old Testament times, ‘slingers’ were people who defeated others by slinging stones and blocking their wells by throwing mud and rocks into them – wells of water that were essential to their survival. Today, mudslingers are people who make malicious attacks against others. Now, chances are that you may have encountered some ‘mudslingers’ yourself, and even suffered at their hands. What should you do? Avoid them because they’re dangerous. You can’t mud wrestle without getting dirty. Not only will your opponent win – he will enjoy the fight! And if you yourself have become a slinger, here is a portion of Scripture you would do well to read and keep in mind: ‘”If you take away the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday. The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”’ Isaiah 58:9-11 NKJV. Now there is a benefit package worth working for! So, guard your thoughts because they become your words. Guard your words because they become your actions. Guard your actions because they become your character. And guard your character because it determines the level of God’s blessing in your life. So, here is the word for today: don’t be a mudslinger.

SoulFood: 1 Chron 17:1-20 Heb 11:4 – 12:3 Ps 18:20-29 Pro 4:18

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023

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