Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? I Cor. 6:7
Believers can be unbelievably ugly to one another. That is the enemy's way dear friends. Destroy it from the inside. Recently, I was on the receiving end of ugliness. Someone was telling lies about me. I wasn't there to defend myself but God, my Defender, was there. My Defender came to my rescue even before I knew I was being wronged. God made sure the lie was later heard by someone who absolutely knew the truth. She spoke the truth out and set it straight. I am so thankful for those friends that defend you when you aren't around. My friend called me and told me about the lie. My first reaction was that the truth needed to be told and the person set straight. I called a friend and asked her to pray with me about the right way to handle this with the other party. She had been there when the lie was told and she was already praying about it. I sought God's wisdom through His Word and He gave me I Cor. 6:7. Really? Let it go? I'm in the legal profession and I long for justice. God showed me that He had already taken care of it even before I knew there was an issue. He didn't "let it go". He handled it. He didn't need me to take care of it further. I am so thankful to my ever-present Defender!
"The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment." Proverbs 12:19