8 flavors of gossip that go down smooth but harm the listener and gossiper.

Posted: July 23, 2014 in Thoughts on God

Pastor Mike Says

goingbyfaith_ice-creamGossip is like a secret craving. We say we don’t like it, but when it’s within reach, we almost can’t resist it. We get a sudden appetite to know what we don’t know… about somebody else. It harms so many and yet so many do it. Just remember that if they’re talking about someone else, they’ll talk about you sooner or later.

Why is it so hard to stop? Proverbs 18:8 says, “The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man’s inmost parts.”

No, you might think. Not me. I’m not into sharing the dirty details about a person’s life just for fun. But gossip comes in many flavors, and it involves listening as well. Proverbs 17:4 notes: “Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander.” Yikes!

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