It can be very tricky when it comes to gossip. Oftentimes, I can start out with pure intentions… “please pray for so and so” but then I find myself getting caught up in the drama of it all. Pride sets in. If you notice yourself anticipating telling that friend something about someone else, BEWARE! Notice the red flags of conviction and don’t get caught up in the thrill of your own pride. It will only bring destruction. Heed the truths below.
2. A Wise Tongue Is Healthy: Proverbs 12:18- There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. A gossip is very unbecoming. If you are known to be a gossip, change your ways. It will hurt your health otherwise.
3. It Wounds On The Inside: Proverbs 18:8- The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. It will not only hurt the person you are gossiping about, but others and yourself!
7. Stop Strife Before It Begins: Proverbs 26:20- Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. If you don’t provide the wood, the fire can’t start.