Friday, December 28
Proverbs 6:16-19; 1 Timothy 5:13 There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him...
Some of the biggest hurts I've experienced have been because of gossip--words directed at me or about me from others and, yes, even my own words about someone else foolishly and sinfully spoken.
Nothing good comes from gossiping. Yet, it seems to come so naturally. You've probably heard the phrase: "If you can't say something nice, don't say it at all." My mom used to tell me that all the time growing up. I didn't really realize it at the time, but what wise advice.
So give some thought to overcoming gossip. What are some protections you can put in place to keep yourself from speaking words of gossip? What about those situations where someone else initiates gossip? How might you respond then? Tami W.
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