Keep your tongue from evil.
Paul called them depraved and named their sins: evil, greed, depravity, envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. Then added gossip and slander (Rom. 1:29, 30). Gossip is in bad company.
Today let’s declare war on gossip. It won’t be easy, for “there is nothing so delicious as the taste of gossip” (Prov. 26:22 CEV).
The apostle scorched some gals with too much time on their hands: “they get into the habit of being idle … and not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies” (1 Tim. 5:13).
Someone talking trash about your child gets your dander up, right? Well, when you gossip, you’re bad-mouthing God’s kid, and he’s gonna to be miffed.
Before you speak ask yourself
if it will improve on the silence.