|Gossip has no redeeming quality. It is ungodly, vile,
sinful…the definition of the word says it all…”malicious, idle talk about
someone else that will hurt, damage and destroy another.”
Psa 19:14 Rom 1:28-33 2 Tim 3:1-3
It is condemned in Exodus 20:16. When gives a false witness, the next person tells it alittle differently, and the next differently, etc., etc. Your false witness gets enlarged on and scattered all over! Proverbs 6:16-19 is very revealing and leaves no room to misunderstand…God hates these detestable things:
That’s a pretty condemning list! And extremely convicting…how many of us can plead innocent to most of that list?
We could well ask, why do people gossip? Here are a few reasons…
Someone who has a habit of gossip, needs help. Many times we aren’t honest with ourselves, “lying” to self about our talk…unwilling to admit to what our conversation is all about. It’s time to recognize and ask the Holy Spirit to “put a watch on our tongues”…Psa 141:3. We cannot hold animosity toward others and be in right fellowship with the Lord…if we think we can, we are lying to ourselves!!!
The Consequences of Gossip
Matthew 12:33 and Matthew 15:10-11 are pretty revealing verses. Listen:
“Make a good tree and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad, and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit…Jesus called the crowd to Him and said, “listen and understand, what goes into a man’s mouth does not make him unclean…but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him unclean.”
Even the following verse is pretty revealing…
”the disciples came to Him and asked, “do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard what you said?’…the religious people that were there got their feelings hurt by the truth…here are some observations about gossips…
GODLY COMMUNICATION SHOULD:
VERSES ABOUT “TALK”…
DID YOU KNOW????
The Bible says, “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”...since we have learned that our spirit is born again but our minds are not, we can see the importance of being in the Word and allowing the Holy Spirit to renew the mind, that we may walk in a pleasing manner.