Daily Archives: April 18, 2013

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Gossip – Words that Destroy

Gossip destroys individual families, close friendships, churches, and reputations. It ends careers and shatters lives. Tragically, it is one sin that is rarely confronted. In fact, gossip is encouraged because our flesh is intrigued by what we might hear. All that is needed to set gossip in motion is this enticing setup:   “Did you hear about…”   These words are an invitation to destruction. Don’t allow yourself to be part of an ugly communication chain. Perhaps this illustration will help makes things clearer:   Someone comes to you and instead of saying “did you hear about…” he says, “let me tell you about the marriage I am helping to destroy”.  Suddenly, the words don’t sound inviting anymore. You would […]