Are you gossip? Mend your ways!


There’s a saying that goes, ‘the deepest wounds in life come not from swords but words.’ If you don’t believe it look at the walking wounded; they’re all around you! Are you yourself still struggling with the hurtful words have an insensitive parent, a schoolteacher, a marriage partner are a boss? Or worse, a Christian who thinks God’s word on the subject of gossip doesn’t apply to them? God takes the sin (yes, it’s a sin!) of gossips so seriously that He devotes in entire chapter of the Bible to it. If we were to read James 3 regularly it might show more consideration before opening our minds. The Bible says: “A word out of your mouth may seem of no attempt, but it can accomplish nearly anything or destroy it! It only takes as part, remember, to set of forest fire!”

One day woman came to her pastor with a troubled conscience she had ‘sliced and diced’ just about everybody in church.’ How can I make things right? ‘She asked. He said, ‘take a box of feathers and drop one on the doorstep of each person you’ve criticized.’ after doing so she came back and said.’ a week or so later, the woman returned without a single one, ‘The wind blew them all away, ‘ she said. After the long silence the Pastor said, ‘That’s how it is with words; they’re easily spoken, but you can never take them back again. ‘Are you a gossip? Mend your ways!

Courtesy of DWFT: Mark 11:1-11, Ps 57, Pr 11:14