The Yikes of Gossip

A friend of mine told me a story of a friend that called her struggling because she had a weakness of gossip and there was a situation with the daughter of a couple that had gotten into a lot of trouble. It was publicized in the newspaper twice. My friend advised her that even though it was publicized in the news paper, she should not go about spreading gossip about her friend’s daughter. A few days later, my friend received a phone call from the gal who had shared her gossip struggle with her and she said I am so glad I didn’t give in to my sinful nature to spread the gossip because I just found out that the girl mentioned in the newspaper was not the same girl I know! They just both had the same name. Gossip could have greatly damaged an innocent girl’s reputation. God’s ways are sooo much better than the ways of the flesh!!! We do not always have full understanding of circumstances. As much as possible, it is good to deal with struggles directly with the source of the struggle. Sometimes we all need a good friend to talk to with hurts, but we should be very careful, prayerful and selective about who we talk to and what we share. There are appropriate, Biblical times for Godly counsel. There are also times for involving the church family, but not as a first resort. Everybody struggles with the tongue, but it is something to always be mindful of as we seek to honor our Father as He desires that we :

“Love our neighbor as ourselves.”

Matthew 12:31

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