Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue by Matthew C. MitchellGossip. Its on Facebook, on the television, in the break room, and even in our churches. With gossip being so prevalent in our culture, it can be hard to resist listening to and sharing stories about other peoples business. But what does God say about gossip? And is it possible to follow his instructions? In Resisting Gossip, Pastor Matt Mitchell not only outlines the scriptural warnings against gossip, but also demonstrates how the truth of the gospel can deliver believers from this temptation.
7 Reasons Why Gossip is Poison. And 3 Ways to Stop It.
Bible Verses About Gossip
Rumors are very dangerous and they travel extremely fast. That means we are not to listen to them or spread them. You could have entertained a rumor and not even knew. Have you ever started a sentence by saying I heard he or I heard she? If by chance we do hear a rumor we are not to entertain it. It should stop at our ears. A lot of times rumors being spread are not even true and are brought on by an envious slandering fool.
Gossip is distinguished from sharing information in two ways:. Gossipers often have the goal of building themselves up by making others look bad and exalting themselves as some kind of repositories of knowledge. The type of information shared. Gossipers speak of the faults and failings of others, or reveal potentially embarrassing or shameful details regarding the lives of others without their knowledge or approval. Even if they mean no harm, it is still gossip. In the book of Romans, Paul reveals the sinful nature and lawlessness of mankind, stating how God poured out His wrath on those who rejected His laws. The list of sins includes gossips and slanderers Romans b
Gossip is like a secret craving. Why is it so hard to stop? No, you might think. Not me. But gossip comes in many flavors, and it involves listening as well.
2 Corinthians 12:20
Not only is gossip commonplace today, there are people who advocate that it is positive! Is that really the case? Is gossip a beneficial and unifying force in the vast majority of cases? Some people traffic information so much that their identity literally becomes that of a gossip. They are addicted to hearing things about others and passing them along. When you see such a person approaching or hear his or her voice, you know that gossip is on its way!