"Small Steps" Blog

Taming Your Tongue - Dealing with Gossip

05/31/2020 - By Pastor Todd Nathan

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.(Proverbs 11:13)

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends. (Proverbs 17:9)

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler. (lit. “one who is simple with his lips”) (Proverbs 20:19)

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases. (Proverbs 26:20)

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. (Revelation 22:15)

The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him. (Proverbs 18:17)

Looking to dig deeper? Read the article below and then watch Pastor Todd's message on this topic.

Gossip is a destructive force that damages lives and can even take down a church. In our culture, gossip comes in the form of "fake news". Its purpose is to elicit an emotional response deep within that would cause you to think negatively about a person, vote in a particular way, join forces in standing against something. As believers in Jesus Christ, we are called to be people of the truth because God is truth, and Jesus said, "I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life!" Gossip at its worst has caused churches to div ... (read more)