Just a Bit of Gossip

A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.(Proverbs 11:13, NIV)

A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends. (Proverbs 16:28, NIV)

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. (Proverbs 18:8, NIV)

A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much. (Proverbs 20:19, NIV)

Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. (Proverbs 26:20, NIV)

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. (Proverbs 26:22, NIV)

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, (Romans 1:29, NIV)

For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder. (2 Corinthians 12:20, NIV)

Prayer- Lord, may we shut our mouths about the personal details of other people's lives, whether it be rumor or fact, and definitely when malicious. In Christ, who died that our mouths and hearts might be clean. Amen.

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