Turning From Sin (James 5:19-20)
The Bible has much to say about slander. The Old Testament denounces the sin of slandering God or men more often than it does any other sin. In Leviticus 19:16, God commands His people, “You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people.” It is the mark of a godly man that “he does not slander with his tongue” (Ps. 15:3); it is the mark of the wicked that they do slander others (Ps. 50:19–20; Jer. 6:28; 9:4; Rom. 1:30).