We have all done it. We have gossiped about someone, whether it was true or not. Most people don’t know the damage it does not only to the person being gossiped about, but to ourselves (2 Corinthians 12:20). It is breaking a trust that you gave to an individual or group. Do you know what breaking a trust really means? At this point you become untrustworthy. But you would say, it isn’t that big of a deal. It is a dynamic shifted in your universe (Ephesians 4:29-30). Your word is your bond (Matthew 5:33-37). It is who you are and you have become untrustworthy and a sinner. Gossip is also judging people. God says that with the same judgment you people with, you will be judged (Matthew 7:2). When we become Christians, we die to ourselves(2 Corinthians 5:17). And if we are dead to ourselves and alive to Jesus, no words can hurt us. God also says that we are defiled by one thing, what comes out of our mouth(Matthew 15:11). It is because out of our own mouths our heart speaks(Matthew 12:34). That is why gossip is sin to us. If there is something wrong in the church, God has set up a remedy(Matthew 18:15-17). We are to go to that person in love and speak to that person. If they will not hear you, then go to them with 2 or 3 witnesses. Let all things be confirmed by 2 or 3 witnesses. If they still will not hear you, take them to the church. Every child of God is precious in God’s sight. And when we come against another child of God, we come against God Himself. And you will not win.

Crain Blanchard.



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