Slander and Reproach
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
- Matthew 5:11-12
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
- 1 Peter 4:14
He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me—God sends his love and his faithfulness.
- Psalm 57:3
“Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have taken my instruction to heart: Do not fear the reproach of mere mortals or be terrified by their insults.”
- Isaiah 51:7
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.
- Psalm 31:20
You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.
- Job 5:21
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
- Psalm 37:6