Proverbs 30:10 (NLT)
10 Never slander a worker to the employer, or the person will curse you, and you will pay for it.
Most of proverbs was written by King Solomon, but chapter 30 is different in that it is penned by "Agur Ben Jakeh.�� These are divinely inspired verses kept on record. In verse 10 there is a warning given against slander towards a worker; for the person slandered may point out the wrong and it will be held against the slanderer.
The Bible is an amazing book. It contains life stories many of us can relate to. I relate to the verse above because I have seen others slander a person in an office and then the slanderer was disciplined for their harmful words. The verse in Proverbs is just one piece of wisdom we can draw from The Bible.
The Bible also documents the lives of people, such as King David. We know David loved God and God loved David. However, David did not live a perfect life. Even though David desired to keep God�s commandments, he failed at times. Through the life of David we can see God�s love, mercy and grace towards him. God offers the same love, mercy and grace to us.
There are illustrations of dysfunctional families in The Bible. Abraham who had a strong faith in God often feared someone would kill him over his wife Sarah, because he believed her to be a beautiful woman. So there were times Abraham would say that Sarah was his sister as a means of trying to protect himself instead of trusting God.
Isaac is where we see the family dysfunction come into play. God had told Abraham�s son Isaac to go and live in Egypt. It is at this point we encounter these verses in Genesis 26:6-7, �So Isaac dwelt in Gerar. And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, �She is my sister�; for he was afraid to say, �She is my wife,� because he thought, �lest the men of the place kill me for Rebekah, because she is beautiful to behold.�� What is Isaac doing, the same dysfunctional thing his father did. He didn�t trust enough in God to protect him so he told a lie concerning his wife. A legacy passed on to him by his father.
Yes, The Bible holds many good illustrations about life. Take time to read God�s word and see what lessons you can learn.