Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Is Your Tongue Guiding the Ship Astray?

This was a homemade tract I picked up years ago
in the bookroom of my fellowship.

I know a lot of homes don't use the words
"shut up",
but the rest of the tract is powerful.

Proverbs 18:8
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
they go down to the inmost parts.

Gossip goes down, and like food, is digested and used by the body.
It's like the poster I stared at every lunchtime at Bryant Elementary,
"You are what you eat."
It also creates an appetite for more.

Proverbs 11:13
A gossip betrays a confidence,
but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

Gossip shows weak spiritual character.

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse person stirs up conflict,
and a gossip separates close friends.

Gossip is a betrayal to those who are hearing,
 to those  being talked about,
and those who overhear.

Gossip changes relationships, not for the better. defines gossip as, "idle talk or rumor,
especially about the personal or private affairs of others."

As parents, we know we have an important job.
Sometimes, we're so big on the majors,
like participating in Christian activities
and not participating in non-Christian activities,
that we forget the minors,
or the things we would deem as minors.

The Lord equates the tongue to a rudder of a ship
or the tiny spark that starts a fire.

The tongue is actually the most powerful muscle in our body,
and how we train and use that muscle is crucial.

Stay tuned.....
we're going to be discussing how we can get that rudder
to turn our ships into the right direction.


  1. This is so true!! Gossip hurts and tears apart relationships like nothing else!!

  2. This is so true!! Gossip hurts and tears apart relationships like nothing else!!

  3. Another great blog. So very true. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for sharing such important posts on gossip. Very true... very convicting.
    And I love your laundry post! Laundry is the one thing I LOVE doing. I thought I knew it all... but I learned even more from your post! Thanks so much! haha!


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