The last few days have been a bit draining. What it all comes down to is gossip really, not that I am completely innocent in this. I “reported” a transgression this week to my fellow class teacher, I should of kept it to myself. It’s sorted now, I have confessed, and have recieved forgiveness. I have also been approached with reported “concerns”. When is “reporting” gossip? I have concluded “reporting in concern” or “trying to work things out” is just the same as gossip. If you wouldn’t say it in front of the person you are talking about, then don’t say it at all. I also believe if someone is bagging someone to you, they are most likely bagging you to someone else. This kind of conversation is considered talebearing, a little flame that can bring on a large fire, foolishness, and most of all divisive to the family of God.
Have you ever noticed that your ears can be in the mood for gossip sometimes? Does it make us feel better about ourselves? Well we know from Scripture that that is called pride. Pride is not a good thing friends. I challenge you, especially Christians to avoid gossip, in fact stop it in it’s tracts! Run from it!
I have always found that I am more inclinded to listen/gossip, when I am not consistant with my Bible reading or prayer life. Maybe women aren’t busy enough? Perhaps we could fit in a few more hours of Bible reading instead?