Interesting share this morning by the youngest member of our household, God bless him! WORDS, WORDS, WORDS! Words can build or destroy, save lives or kill. Gossip, slander, malice are the dirty words to watch in our internal and external environments, for
"Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict. A wise servant will rule over the master’s disgraceful son and will share the inheritance of the master’s children. Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the Lord tests the heart. Wrong
doers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander." (Proverbs 17:1-4, NLT). Friend, let's not only watch what we say but also what we hear. Walk away from gossip, which, has been described somewhere as perhaps the "most widespread and worst epidemic" the world over!
Lord, help me to watch what I say and what I hear. Forgive my participation in unsavoury and ungodly talk, speaking words that hurt. Help me to tame my tongue and to tune my hears not to entertain gossip, slander, and malice.