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How can I avoid betraying others?

Matthew 24:10“And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other.”

2 Timothy 3:4They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.

Obey God and love each other. If you think you are better than others, and if you live to satisfy your own desires first, you will betray your friends and loved ones.

Proverbs 11:13A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.

1 Peter 3:10For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.”

Proverbs 25:18Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.

Avoid gossiping and gossips. Never lie about others because you are always betraying someone else when you do. Gossip is a form of lying because it spreads rumors about someone that might not be true.

Psalm 55:20As for my companion, he betrayed his friends; he broke his promises.

Keep your promises.

Proverbs 19:22Loyalty makes a person attractive.

Proverbs 3:3Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! . . . Write them deep within your heart.

Practice loyalty and kindness to others. Love, loyalty, and kindness require practice like anything else. They don’t just come naturally. The more you practice, the better you will become, and the more you will enjoy watching others benefit from your loving actions.

Matthew 7:12“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you.”

Practice the Golden Rule. You don’t want to be betrayed, so don’t betray others.

Proverbs 17:17A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

Proverbs 20:6Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?

Be true, faithful friends. True friendship says, “No matter what happens around us or between us, there is no fear, doubt, or hurt that can make me turn my back on you.” This makes a relationship secure and solid, and the chances of betrayal become slim.

Malachi 2:14-16But you have been unfaithful to her, though she remained your faithful partner, the wife of your marriage vows. Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? . . . So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth. “For I hate divorce!” says the Lord, the God of Israel.

Guard your heart from doing wrong, keep your vows, and remain faithful to your spouse. Unfaithfulness and disloyalty in marriage is betrayal.