Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gossip is NOT an option: what to do when a person wrongs you regardless

Many of us know what gossip does to a person whether slave or free. 
Proverbs 11:13 NIV
[13] A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
Proverbs 16:28 NIV
[28] A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.
Proverbs 18:8 NIV
[8] The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.
Proverbs 20:19 NIV
[19] A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.
Proverbs 26:20 NIV
[20] Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
Proverbs 26:22 NIV
[22] The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.
Romans 1:29 NIV
[29] 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,
2 Corinthians 12:20 NIV
[20] 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.

1. I know that my mom has been hurt by gossip and harsh words.
2. Honestly a six. 
3. I will begin to use my tongue for healing rather than for harm by not saying harsh things and getting mad easily. 

Psalm 52:1-5 NIV
[1] Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? [2] You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor. [3] You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. [4] You love every harmful word, you deceitful tongue! [5] Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and pluck you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living.
Proverbs 11:11-13 NIV
[11] Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed. [12] Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue. [13] A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
Proverbs 12:17-19 NIV
[17] An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. [18] The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. [19] Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
James 1:22-26 NIV
[22] Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. [23] Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror [24] and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. [25] But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it---not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it---they will be blessed in what they do. [26] Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

When we disown someone behind their back whether inexcusable or rude or something they did, it is not okay to talk about what they did because: that is GOSSIP! 
Try this the next time someone does or says something you don't approve of: try confronting that person(s) right then and there instead of waiting at the last minute to resolve the issue. This way, you don't gossip and thus impose harm among you and that person(s). 
I garuntee you: it will work! 

Hope and pray this helps! 


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