Whose words are you listening to?

How do you respond to when people speak against you?  What do you do when your name is slandered?

One of things that we saw in Nehemiah 6 this past Sunday was that when we weakened by the words of other people, we need to remember that it is God's words that really matter.  We don’t combat slander by just trying to clear our name.   No, we remember that what God says is more true than what anyone else says.  If you have placed your faith in Jesus, then you need to KNOW what God says about you:

 he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Phi 1:6 ESV)

For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants (Deu 32:36 ESV)

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God and so we are (1Jo 3:1 ESV)

I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty. (2Co 6:18 ESV)

I have loved you with an everlasting love (Jer 31:3 ESV)

as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you (Isa 62:5 ESV)

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. (Zep 3:17 ESV)

The beloved of the LORD dwells in safety. The High God surrounds him all day long(Deu 33:12 ESV)

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Rom 8:31-32 ESV)

you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" (Rom 8:15 ESV)

he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."  So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?" (Heb 13:5-6 ESV)

Cry out with the Psalmists, "strengthen me according to your word! (Psa 119:28 ESV)