Gossip is the greatest abuse of time and energy. Everyone adds on his or her own personal bias, interpretation, and bitterness. We used to play a children’s game where we all sat in a circle and one person would whisper a sentence to the next person. By the time it was repeated again to the first person, the sentence was completely different! Gossip is based on the same principle.
People who spend their time finding fault or gossiping about others, are certainly not the kind of people you want as friends. Those who gossip to you may also gossip about you. If you can’t say anything positive about someone, don’t say anything.
Nothing productive is ever achieved as a result of spreading, or listening to gossip. Don’t waste your time! You can make more productive use of it.
By Catherine P
Gossip is definitely a very serious problem The Apostle Paul states:”Being filled with all UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; WHISPERERS, BACKBITERS, HATERS OF GOD, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, …who, knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of DEATH, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Romans 1:29-32 . Here we see that WHISPERERS AND BACKBITERS are classed with HATERS OF GOD….whew! Gossip separates friends, creates alienation and bitterness and hatred….have you ever been a victim of such CRUELTY? The cruelty of a tongue not under the control of God’s LOVING AND KIND SPIRIT? May God’s LOVE AND KINDNESS GOVERN OUR HEARTS AND TONGUES! 2Timothy 3:1-5
We have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it. Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future. “This is life eternal that they might know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John 17:3). When we “know” God as Jesus revealed Him to be and trust Him, then we have confidence, faith, or trust in Jesus’ ability to “save” (salvage) us! Our assurance or confidence is in our Savior Jesus!!
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