That nasty little thing…

called GOSSIP. All of us are guilty of it at one time or another. But it is one of the things that can kill a relationship and injure a person quicker than any other. With today’s technology it’s even easier than ever. In class yesterday we were asked to define gossip. Some said it was a lie, some said it was something said out of malice, and some said it was telling something that wasn’t your own to tell. I’ve done a lot of thinking on this since yesterday. I think it stems from fear. Fear that some one is going to get hurt if you don’t tell them what you heard, fear that some one won’t like you or accept you as you are. Fear is one of  Satan’s greatest tools. Let me tell you there are a LOT of verses in the Bible about gossip, and it’s very easy to see what God thinks about it he says it’s detestable. However I think my favorite verse sums it up well. 2Tim 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power of love and of self-discipline.”  With God we should have the self-discipline to know that we have the power and love of one greater than all those here, and He accepts us just as we are.Those are my 2 cents for the day. What do you think?

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