Proverbs 21:23 NCV

Those who are careful about what they say keep themselves out of trouble.

James 3:8 NIV

…no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Gossip destroys your ability
to have genuine relationships!

Romans 1:29,32 NLT

Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip…They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.

4 Forms of Gossip:

Drama Gossip

Proverbs 16:28 NIV

A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.

Secrets Gossip

Proverbs 11:13 NLT

A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.

Juicy Gossip

Proverbs 26:22 NIV

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.

False Gossip

Proverbs 17:4 NLT

Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander.

2 Steps to Conquer Gossip:

Identify and Avoid

Proverbs 20:19 NIV

A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.

Restrict and Quit

Proverbs 26:20 NLT

Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.

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