Avoid gossip

Gossip Betrays Confidences A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. — Proverbs 11:13 People Avoid a Gossip A gossip betrays a confidence so avoid anyone who talks too much. — Proverbs 20:19 Gossip Stirs Up Conflict A gossip betrays a confidence so avoid anyone who talks too much. — Proverbs […]

The Truth about Lying

Friday, July 10, 2015> “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”—Exodus 20:16 There are times when it is hard for us to tell the truth. I am not talking about telling a bold-faced lie. Rather, I am talking about those situations in which it’s difficult to tell the truth because you don’t want […]

Think Before You Speak

THURSDAY, MAY 01, 2014 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.—Proverbs 10:32 J. Vernon McGee used to say that the only exercise some Christians get is running down others and jumping to conclusions. Slander and gossip are sins that, unfortunately, are far too common […]

Subtle Damage

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips.—Proverbs 20:19 Among the many ways we can use our words to hurt others, three of them are backbiting, gossip, and flattery. The word used for backbite in Hebrew means “to play the spy.” […]