The next verse in the journey through the proverbs of Solomon is fitting because for four straight days Facebook has put notices on BDBD posts on their site stating that independent fact-checkers say that they contain false information and yet they say that they have not checked the information. (Their notice to me has conflicting information and poor English.)
Facebook does not state the fact checker’s name, which fact was false, nor why they say it is false, and no way to challenge the claim. I cannot defend myself against my accuser.
“He who conceals his hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.”
How I respond to slander and lying lips is important to God. 1 Peter 3:14-17 states, “But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.” But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.”