Food For Thought

‘If a person sins in hearing the utterance of an oath, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of the matter—if he does not tell it, he bears guilt.

Leviticus 5:1 NKJV

Silence can both be a good thing or a bad thing, right? For example, in order to learn, one should be silent and listen, right? However, it is a bad thing if one doesn’t ask questions when they are learning, right? This means there is a time to be quiet to listen, and a time to speak. So, spiritually, it is good for us to be silent when the Lord is speaking or when we are meditating on His word. Being silent can help bring us spiritual clarity.

Yet, scripture makes it very clear that there is a time for the believer to also open their mouth and speak. When is that? It is good for the believer to share an uplifting word. The believer ought to open their mouth in the sight of what is wrong and unjust. The scripture plainly tells us that if we see sin, say nothing, we bear the guilt of that sin.

Yes, silence to wrong is agreeing with that wrong. Keeping silent when one has been wronged by another, means you must agree with the wrong that was done. The believer must be careful about their being silent when wrong is done. You ought not want to ever have part in bearing the guilt of another’s sin when yours is already heavy to bear.

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