Have you ever been hurt by gossip....it really digs and puts hurt way down deep doesn't it? I have been the victim of gossip and to be perfectly honest I have been guilty of speaking gossip as well.
This verse is a great reminder to me to be aware of my words .'The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love to talk will have to eat their own words'...whether in print or verbal we are speaking either speaking life or we are speaking death. Death to friendships, death to marriages..etc.
Here are a few great quotes on the topic...
When we are taking about something with someone who isn't a part of the problem or part of the solution we are probably gossiping. Rick Warren
Everything you say must be true but everything that's true does not need to be said !! Is it helpful or is it hurtful? Craig Groeschel
If people are gossiping to you, chances are they are gossiping about you as well!!
Lord remind us today of the words we speak and even though it may be socially acceptable to talk about others we know you have called us to more, to speak kindness and love, to lift others up and not to use words that cause hurt or pain to tear them down. Help us be aware of our words and conversations today!
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