Wordless Wednesday: Getting An Earful

 Getting An Earful: LadyD Books

 "Are your ears ringing?!"

Anyone can engage in gossip simply by repeating something heard in confidence. Gossipers most often build themselves up by making others look bad. These folks speak of the faults of others. Hence, the saying "Getting an earful." They reveal embarrassing and shameful information regarding the lives of others without their approval.

Gossip from a Biblical Perspective

 Proverbs 20:19  "A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man (or woman) who talks too much.

Proverbs 11: 12-13 "A man who lacks judgement derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue. A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret."

Proverbs 18: 7-8 "A fool's mouth is his undoing and his lips are a snare to his soul. The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts."

Proverbs 16: 27 "An ungodly man digs up evil, and it is on his lips like a burning fire."

Proverbs 21:23 "Those who guard their tongues keep themselves from calamity."

A Talebearer

In the Old Testament we were told:

Leviticus 19:16 "Do not go about spreading slander among your people."

I'm afraid it's just human nature to have 'itching ears' but with God's help we can control our speech.

A Whisperer 

There's no need to be a whisperer or gossip addict because of this warning.

Matt. 12: 36-37 "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement. For by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned."

I pray my words will be a blessing to you.

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