The neighbor’s dog started barking this morning, and as soon as my dogs heard her, they decided that they needed to chime in. They have no idea what she’s barking about, yet they feel compelled to voice their opinion. It was like dog gossip! Does this sound familiar? We see this a lot in the television news; I especially love when they show clips where the reporters from every station are using the exact same words and phrases. Their credibility is completely diminished and they are nothing more than talking heads. What about you? Do you tell slanderous stories or share gossiping post? The Bible has a lot to say about that! It says - don’t do it! It also says: don’t associate with a gossip, keep your lips from speaking deceit, malign no one, if you don’t bridle your tongue your religion is worthless, and many more. It also called it an abomination to the Lord! You thought it was just innocent conversation, but it turns out that it’s an abomination! If you don’t stoke the fire or add more wood, it will go out.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29