Have you ever been the victim of gossip? I have. It hurts, doesn't it! We
need to hink before we say something, whether Jesus would say that, whether
anything edifying will come from it, and whetherh we would want people saying
that about us. Today we will read passages related to gossip. New American
Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (1 Ti 3:11). The Lockman Foundation: LaHabra,
Proverbs 20:19 He who goes about as a slanderer reveals
secrets. Therefore do not associate with a gossip.
Psalm 101:5 Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him
I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will
1 Timothy 3:11 Women must likewise be dignified, not
malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.
Titus 2:3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their
behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what
Romans 1:29-31 Being filled with all unrighteousness,
wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice. They
are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors
of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving,
unmerciful. And although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice
such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give
hearty approval to those who practice them.
1 TImothy 5:10-13 But refuse to put younger widows on
the list, for when they feel sensual desires in disregard of Christ, they
want to get married, thus incurring condemnation, because they have set aside
their previous pledge. At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they
go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and
busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.