Ten Commandments Lesson Sixteen: The Ninth Commandment

Witness bearing is a huge responsibility.  It can make the difference of a life or death.  It has saved nations from destruction and individuals from unjust sentences. It may prevent accidents and clear up crimes.  But It may also lead people astray from the right path, and even from God.  Therefore, God directs us to watch how we bear witness or share information.  To limit the 9th commandment only to telling lies in court settings is therefore shallow.  The 9th deals with something we do daily, namely, how we use our tongue!  Words are vehicles, not only of thoughts, ideas or truths, but mostly of love.

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