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Don't Bear False Witness Against Yo
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By James Pemberton
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Don’t Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor!


I knew of a Christian who

made an assumption.

Regarding his neighbor, he believed

a false presumption.

He slandered his neighbor… Yes he did!

He didn't “agree” with how

this neighbor lived.

His neighbor was a Christian too.

But he didn't treat him as a

Christian should do.

In front of his family, he'd

put his neighbor down.

Unforgiveness in his heart did abound.

As the days and weeks would pass on by,

Not once to his neighbor—would he say “hi!”

Mean things he spoke of to his spouse.

Never once did he invite him to his house.

Someday we'll also stand before

God's judgment throne

Everything will be judged-whether

at work or at home.

How do you treat your neighbor—

are you ashamed?

What happens one day—

when God calls out your name?

How you treat others will

determine your destiny.

Where will your neighbor be spending his eternity?

The way you treat your neighbor

speaks of your life as well.

Will you love your neighbor to heaven

or condemn him to hell?


By Jim Pemberton    2016

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Submitted: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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