Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue by Matthew C. MitchellGossip. Its on Facebook, on the television, in the break room, and even in our churches. With gossip being so prevalent in our culture, it can be hard to resist listening to and sharing stories about other peoples business. But what does God say about gossip? And is it possible to follow his instructions? In Resisting Gossip, Pastor Matt Mitchell not only outlines the scriptural warnings against gossip, but also demonstrates how the truth of the gospel can deliver believers from this temptation.
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O ne of the things that can destroy any church or ministry is gossip. So then, a Biblical definition of gossip would be to spread rumors or secrets, speak about someone maliciously behind their back or repeat something about someone else that you have no right to repeat. Here are fifteen Bible verses and helpful quotes about gossip:. Leviticus You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD. Proverbs Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler. Proverbs For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.
Gossip is like a secret craving. Why is it so hard to stop? No, you might think. Not me. But gossip comes in many flavors, and it involves listening as well.
Gossip is distinguished from sharing information in two ways:. Gossipers often have the goal of building themselves up by making others look bad and exalting themselves as some kind of repositories of knowledge.
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Not only is gossip commonplace today, there are people who advocate that it is positive! Is that really the case? Is gossip a beneficial and unifying force in the vast majority of cases? Some people traffic information so much that their identity literally becomes that of a gossip. They are addicted to hearing things about others and passing them along.