What does the Bible say about gossip?
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Answer: The Hebrew word translated “gossip” in the Old Testament is defined as “one who reveals secrets, one who goes about as a talebearer or scandal-monger.” A gossiper is a person who has privileged information about people and proceeds to reveal that information to those who have no business knowing it. Gossip is distinguished from sharing information in two ways:
1. Intent. Gossipers often have the goal of building themselves up by making others look bad and exalting themselves as some kind of repositories of knowledge.
2. The type of information shared. Gossipers speak of the faults and failings of others, or reveal potentially embarrassing or shameful details regarding the lives of others without their knowledge or approval. Even if they mean no harm, it is still gossip.
In the book of Romans, Paul reveals the sinful nature and lawlessness of mankind, stating how God poured out His wrath on those who rejected His laws. Because they had turned away from God’s instruction and guidance, He gave them over to their sinful natures. The list of sins includes gossips and slanderers (Romans 1:29b-32).
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing to be wise, they became fools,
(continues in actual idol making/fashioning)
The Gift of Knowledge, as i am discovering, is being able to ‘see’ & ‘hear’ Elohim, it is like the gift of understanding, many Prophets have this.
i have no ‘special’ knowledge, nor is there any i claim, and i share what i ‘know’. i am very open about it.
i am very open about my problems too.
There are things the Holy Spirit has me refrain from saying.
There are times i have disobeyed that.
i apologize for speaking the language of complaints & gossip, negativity.
i desire to be free of reproach/blame, yet that is not always the case.
i have been raised in a world full of such negative speech, i asked & continually ask for help, just like Isaiah:
Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. (KJV for those who squabble over the Word, unrighteously-legalists)
i am sad to not be free of reproach in what i say, in what i have blogged, for i have been raised in a world of unclean lips…
People desire to rebuke & even curse me for things i have said.
They do not see how they are united in believing me to be evil, of evil intent.
As a man thinketh, so is he.
Many years i have never understood, never thought evil of another, innocent thinking,
i am sad (& angry) that i can now ‘see’ evil, i never before understood.
(i have been without the Daily Maintenance from Common Sense (Pastor, i pray that you listen & heed Tim Morrow, in relation to Kidney problems…for i too would prefer to die following/using the natural things Elohim has made for us, than these man-made machines and drugs (so called medicine).
(Being without the Daily’s, from Common Sense, has my mind fumbling, my speech, my typing, etc)
Yet even in my iniquity, like you said Pastor, those in Christ are trying to get out of it.
i am grateful that even though some see their evil reflected in me, they see Christ too!
Those who continue to perceive me as opposition or ‘disturbing’.
Yeah, i did bloody surgery.
i spoke up.
i shined light on a darkness that is in many churches (not just yours Pastor)
i am here, i blog how i navigate these things, most do not want spoken of…
Yet remain in Christ, remain with the Holy Spirit.
Like you said Pastor, if you don’t like how i stood up, then do it better! 😀
i seriously doubt you can.
i desire to learn to rebuke in Love.
Hurts really bad, doesn’t it?
You, Pastor, recognized & partially admitted the truth of what i said, by being contrite about it, hallelujah.
Anyone who bothers to research previous posts, a few years of them by the way,
Would remember me pointing out my own faults.
In the same article that the Pastor claims i gossiped about him in, i point out that my focus was on negativity, not Yeshua (tears come into my eyes now, up again, lack of sleep, night #2, remembering Rest, Peace. Matthew 14, Shemesh 1, Sunday)
The majority of the article is refocusing on Christ.
Most cannot handle having a light shined on their problems, intense light, even gentle loving light on a growth use to darkness, can seem very harsh!
Yet, i do more wrong being silent about these trials & tribulations, crosses no one else wants to bear.
Except i asked for the assignments no one else wanted to do!
“Send me! I’ll go!”
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
So, here i am, reluctantly, like Jonah (which is why i stay…too many years in that whale will do that to you), sad, like Jeremiah, asking for Elohim’s backloaded (backed up, stagnated, constipated, going septic) requests like Isaiah! 😀
Lately i have been shaking my head, knowing that the day of regretting my Isaiah moment would come, one day, being now.
Yet i grit my teeth, plant my feet and my hands (Sprinter stance), and shoot out that gate, a willing Thoroughbred with the Holy Spirit as my jockey! 😀 🏇
Team Jesus! 😀
Didst thou thinketh that one was above reproach?
That Elohim wouldn’t send someone to warn you?
Be grateful He went through the trouble, a little late getting to you because you didn’t want to hear it!
Shut folk down for trying!
So ya’ll get me!
Shouting it from Social Media, like Jonah…
Cause i didn’t want this job, Exhortation.
Knowing the opposition, knowing my faults would be pointed out in return.
i learned many years ago, on the school playground, is:
The best way to stop gossip, bullying because of my faults (& theirs)?
Is to beat them to the punch!
Gossip, slander, etc, loses its effectiveness, endpoint, purpose,
When i grab the mike and yell it to the whole world first!
Effective even after someone else gossips or slanders you.
The louder one tells on oneself, the more people you are willing to yell it to?
i am so NOT ashamed!
So folks shame tactics don’t work on me!
For i am a new breed! 😀
Something never before seen or heard!
See how you mumbled your repentance?
i always up the ante!
Crank that speaker/amplifier up to earsplitting feedback!
Put it on repeat and start scratching a beat!
i’ve been asking the Holy Spirit to reveal the most embarrassing thing about myself i can think of…
He said no & reminds me i already have! 😀
No one is perfect, yet there are far too many who focus on others and never speak of their own faults.
i ain’t that one!
Never have been, hallelujah! 😀
Definitely a strange occurrance, eh?
That is i! 😀
Very freeing, to expose ones ‘dark creatures’ to the light before anyone else can! 😀
i pray to become more & more open to the guidance (rebukes and all!) of the Holy Spirit, sooner & sooner, faster & faster, in Yeshua’s holy name, amen!
One right-use-ness against a thousand! 😀
Do you have a thousand people in your first service? 😀
Make not the mistake of those before you.
i pray we all be better than Nineveh, by urgently teaching, pressing into the children, our mistakes, our faults, somehow conveying humbleness, saving them from becoming the same place in Nahum’s time.
For we have not truly repented/learned, if we are not desperate to save future generations from…
Is that it?
Tis not seen as that bad?
Not seen as the curse it is?
(Every word slices me too)
(For the truth is that way)
i speak nothing that comes not back on me.
No one is above reproach.
All my life i have had the Gift of Exhortation, so my skin is a lot tougher than it seems.
it takes courage to appear weak.
Without desire to trap anyone.
i trust Christ enough to appear, inconsequential.
To appear soft or easy.
to appear so flawed…
Only those who chose to hang on despite not understanding (confusion)
in their doubt, they push away doubt, for life, for Christ (reading advice from my own fingertips is Restoring me! 😀 Again, hallelujah! Matthew 14, Shemesh 1)
Tis why the Lord keeps blessing me, despite you believing/hoping/desiring otherwise for me.
i keep praying, hoping, desiring blessings for you (Pastor).
Like Jeremiah, i have seen and i cry.
i hid for years because of this.
Yet i am very tired of living 42 years without Yeshua.
Tis why, despite my uncouth delivery,
Unlike those before me.
i am Peter, too passionate, intimately involved in everything! 😀
Christ can do much with my run hot self (lava baby!) 😀
i refuse to make small mistakes!
(there really is no such thing in Elohim’s eyes)
i go big!
all or nothing stakes!
i bank on Jesus!
Take the wheel Lord! 😀
<drops mike & walks off stage>
Peace & Collard Greens! 😀
in Jesus’ name we pray, amen! 😀
(Matthew 8, Shemesh 1)