“Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.” Proverbs 26:20 NLT
“You know what I heard?” That sentence is often an expression followed by information that may or may not be entirely accurate. But accuracy is probably not the main motivation for the expression. What is? Sometimes it is innocent enough to share news that might be helpful, like coming weather patterns, or economic predictions. But too often it is gossip that is intended to influence thoughts or put others in a poor light. And when it does, the quarrels start.
Once again, Proverbs warns us of the perils of gossip. One being the creation and continuation of quarrels.
How many quarrels are started by inaccurate, out of context, or slanderous gossip? Gossip is a relationship killer and is not helpful to either the speaker or receiver. Gossip is the catalyst for many quarrels and relationship difficulties.
How do we make quarrels disappear? Stop the gossip. “Fire goes out without wood, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.“Proverbs 26:20 NLT
This week, once again, be a gossip stopper and watch the quarrels fizzle around you.
In His Hands,