February 2, 2017
"If anyone sins because they do not speak up when they hear a public charge to testify regarding something they have seen or learned about, they will be held responsible." Leviticus 5:1
Information is power. Sharing it, or not sharing it, can change the course of a person's life. In today's passage, we find that refusing to share needed information is as much of a sin as sharing false information.
Let's say that a person you know is facing a public charge. People are dependent on the testimony of those who have the facts. And you have the facts. You may be an eyewitness or you may have learned all the details from a credible source. The question is will you speak out? If not, you will be held responsible for this sin.
Now, the issue may not be a public charge. It may be a nasty rumor or attempted character assassination in your office, school, circle of friends or neighborhood. Or it may be a person getting by with something for which they should be held accountable. The same principle applies. If you have the needed information, speak up! When you don't your silence is sin.
Father, someone reading this has information about a person that needs to be shared. Give that person the courage to speak up. In Jesus' name. Amen.