Busybodies

Many of us know someone who has all the news about another’s life,and are busybodies always ready to reveal a secret that should of stayed a secret. What does God think about the one who loves to gossip?

The following scripture tells us why God does not condone such behaviour,for a talebearer causes pain as hurtful as a wound!We are the apple of His eye and the last thing He wants His child to have is a hurtful wound of any kind (Proverbs 18:8) 8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

When we put our confidence in another we do so believing what we say goes no further than our conversation. What is good though is that it is not difficult to spot a gossip,because they have probably been in front of you at one time or another divulging a secret of someone else who thought their conversation was safe.(Proverbs 11:13) 13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

​_My mother always said “Loose lips sinks ships” and for years I didn’t understand what that meant,but just one encounter with a gossip made it more than clear!

The Lord is the only one who sticks closer than a brother,and we can completely trust that what we are telling Him goes no further!(Psalm 118:8) 8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

 

2 thoughts on “Busybodies

  1. YES, dear sister. A well-timed post. We all need to take heed to our loose lips.

    Sometimes it is difficult when asking for prayer for the needs of others. How do you do that without sharing specific details at times ?

    Yet, I have known others who USE “asking for prayer” as a means to divulge secrets.

    I have also had experience with others who USE “asking for prayer” as a means to vent their irritation with someone who was going against the human will of the very one who was supposedly “asking for prayer” for him / her !

    LOOSE LIPS ! For sure, your Mother was right. A good post.

    Sr. Judith Hannah + + +

    • Sister Judith…….. I never thought about one asking for prayer to divulge secrets,but YES you are so right now that I think about it….it is another avenue for the gossip to get info. I will never stop praying,but you have shed a light on this.Thank you for your comment. God Bless you.
      Julia

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