Bible Study,  Foundations of Reconstruction

Gossip — Destruction from Within

Gossip is something we encounter everywhere. We have all witnessed it and maybe even we are guilty of being in on it. Being a part of the group that has nothing better to do than waste time in speculation and idle chatter about others’ lives. And you can call it whatever you want and it doesn’t change what it is: gossip, pure and simple.

Yes, gossip is an issue that all of us at one time or another will have to face. It is something that is hurtful to those you are speaking about, and to everyone you speak to. Gossip can ruin lives, without doubt. Look at the Salem witch trials. They were started by a few girls with spare time and loose tongues in an hospitable kitchen. Tales were told, exaggerated, and brought home to parents who then acted in fear. We do not know how many people were murdered over some idle chatter that a few school girls spread around the community. These were people who were innocent of any wrong doing, other than being different than those around them. We see and read about the repercussions of gossip. The Salem Witch Trials made history and we must learn from our past mistakes. Yet, still countless reputations are injured by our wayward tongues.

As a young lady, I can say that a group of girls is prone to gossip. It is a sin we have to watch….

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I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.

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