Loose Lips Cause Rifts


Wisdom to shape your conversations this weekend,

“Whoever conceals an offense seeks love, but whoever repeats a matter separates close friends.” (Proverbs 17:9)

Gossip need not be false to be hurtful; there is a lot of truth that should not be passed around. The one who resolves to never bring up or reveal the forgiven offenses of a friend is the one who seeks love and those who seek love will find it. However, a hate filled heart repeats the transgressions of others; thus, injuring themselves by alienating their closest friends. So, “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8).   

Other post in this series:

The Wisdom To Overlook Offenses;

Imitate Christ By Forgiving Others;

God’ Prescription For Overcoming Evil;

An Angry Heart Is The Devil’s Domain