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Isaiah 28 to 31
What harm can a little gossip do? Surely it does no harm?
Ps 31:13 I have heard the gossip of many; terror is on every side. When they conspired against me, they plotted to take my life. HCSB
Can it be that listening to gossip and taking it onboard can release terror in your life?
What is gossip? It is the release from our mouths of condemnation and negativity relating to other individuals. The tongue is powerful:
James 3:5 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. NIV
When we join in with a juicy morsel of gossip, we start to release negativity and condemnation. God is not mocked – a man reaps what he sows (Gal 6:7). When we sow negativity and condemnation we also reap it for ourselves.
Paul tells us that gossip is wrong (2 Cor 12:20). Don't release all this stuff into your life, then turn around and blame God or someone else. You have the power in your mouth to stop the damage on your life.
1 John 4 18 tells us that fear has to do with punishment. When condemnation is stalking our lives there will be a fear of punishment that accompanies it. The release of fear or terror in our lives completes the circle.
Next time you are tempted to join in with the school/office or even church gossip – get a perspective on what you are releasing in your life – don't do it – you can't afford the cost.