No believer should add fuel to the fires of gossip at work or home or school or at church.
Gossip is so clearly opposed to God’s will and fuels division, not unity.
Of course, you already know this so why am I bringing it up again?
Because God keeps bringing it up in the teachings of scripture.
Apparently, gossip is a recurring flaw of human nature and we have a recurring need to be reminded of how disgusted God is with such behavior.
We’ve all been sliced and diced by gossip and we know how it stings to learn others are trashing us.
Sadly, we’ve all sinned somewhere along the way and joined in the slicing and dicing of another.
I thank God that we have a merciful Abba Father willing to forgive us.
And I thank God that He gives us repeated opportunities to forgive those who gossip about us.
The best way to avoid the trap of gossip is to learn and remember scripture.
For it is that roadmap of faith that can keep us on the path of godliness when Satan is luring us down the detour of divisive comments.
Here’s a message from today’s devotional reading that we should share with others. Doing so just might reduce the amount of costly gossip circulating in your corner of the world, even that spewing from your own mouth.
“Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.” (Proverbs 26:20)
Life is more enjoyable when we’re not embroiled in quarrels. Let’s do all that we can to keep from “feeding the beast” of gossip.
God will be be pleased. And we’ll have more peace.
As always, I love you