Declare War on Gossip

Keep your tongue from evil.
            —Psalm 34:13

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.

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