|Posted on August 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM|
What would you rather hear be honest juicy gossip or good news about someone? If you only get excited over gossip there's no need to be ashamed, we all are guilty of it, but we have to be careful. The bible has a lot to say about gossip. Out of fifty scriptures I thought I share four that hit home for me and caused me to changed what I say and what I hear.
Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
Proverbs 16:28 ESV
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
Ephesians 4:29 ESV
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Matthew 12:36 ESV
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,
Knowing what we know by reading these scriptures we have to be mindful of what comes out of our mouth. We cannot change what's around us, but our word can "give grace to those who hear." If you are going to have someone's name in your conversation say something good about them so the person you are talking to can have something good to say about you when you're not around.
Gossip vs. iBeauty Talk
Guy: Have you heard about what happend to Susan?
Girl: No, what?
Guy: She got promoted! Do you think it has to do with her brains or her bust?
Girl: LOL, well, she's not that smart! Soooo!
Guy: That would explain a lot, LOL!
Guy: Have you heard about what happened to Susan?
Girl: We don't talk often, so I wouldn't know; however she does read her bible.
Guy: Well, she got promoted, but everyone is wondering why.
Girl: Why wonder, she's very smart, nice, beautful and a believer. Tha's amazing, I'll be sure to congradulate her.
Guy: Yeah, you're right, me too!