A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever. Proverbs 21:28
Who do you trust in this world? Chances are good that if a person has had a good “track record” of being trustworthy, you can probably trust him now. Often people value their own trustworthiness and do what they can to protect it. They know that one little lie or dishonest tale can ruin it, and quite possibly for life.
Contrasting this is someone who is not trustworthy. It takes a long time to rebuild that trust once it has been broken, and if it’s based on multiple lies, the reputation may never again be positive.
Be very very careful what you say about someone else because if it turns out to be false, you may end up with egg on your face and your reputation marred.