No flattery can heal a bad conscience, and no slander can hurt a good one.
Not only can slanderous words not hurt us, the Bible teaches us to return such attacks with kindness. Let your kind words begin to melt the slanderer’s heart – God will take care of the rest.
When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; when we are slandered, we answer kindly.
1 Corinthians 4:12-13