I know that this subject has been covered many times before. For me, it is certainly not the first time that it has ever happened. I have recently discovered that I have been the target of gossip by someone who professes to be a Christian, so of course I feel the need to address it. A few years ago, I would have went about this in a whole different and dark direction. Since I have now given our Heavenly Father power over my corrupt tongue, I will keep silent and let HIS word do the talking. In response to those who gossip about me, or gossip about anyone, please read the following scriptures….
Exodus 20:16 – “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor” (9th Commandment)
Leviticus 19:16 – “Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people”
Psalms 101:5 – “Whoso privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that hath a high look and a proud heart will not I suffer”
Proverbs 20:19 – “He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips”
Matthew 12:36 – “But I say unto you, That every word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment”
Ephesians 4:29 – “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers”
James 1:26 – “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain”