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    Backbiterís, Talebearerís and gossipís beware!

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    Backbiterís, Talebearerís and gossipís beware!

    Post by Susan on Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:17 pm

    Backbiters:

    Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    Talebearer's:

    Proverbs 11:13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

    Proverbs 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

    Proverbs 20:19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

    Proverbs 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

    Proverbs 26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

    Gossip's

    2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

    1 Timothy 5:13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.


    Reasons that people gossip:

    1. Pride


    2. Bitterness, hostility, anger, resentment

    3. Low self-esteem

    4. Purposeful attempt to destroy someone

    5.Motivated by jealousy

    6. Peer Pressure

    The one who is spoken against with gossip is often: hurt, embarrassed, loose their reputation, and it often causes division in families and friendships. It is a tool of the devil and should be avoided.

    If you are one that gossips, ask the LORD to remove this sin from you. The words that you speak will ultimately come back to you and you will suffer moreso in the end.


    Learn to bridle your tongues:

    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.

    James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

    Psalms 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

    Psalms 12:3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: 4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

    Psalms 34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile

    Psalms 50:19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

    Psalms 52:2 The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

    Psalms 52:4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

    Is gossiping really worth it?

    Psalms 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them? 6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep. 7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. 8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away. 9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing. 10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.


    Give your tongue a rest.
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