“As surely as a north wind brings rain, so a gossiping tongue causes anger!”
Proverbs 25:23 NLT
Have you ever heard the expression: “Everyone talks about the weather, but no one is doing anything about it.” Weather is something we might be able to manage, but we certainly can’t control. “A north wind brings rain.” We experience the rain but are unable to prevent it.
“As surely as a north wind brings rain, so a gossiping tongue causes anger.” The anger that comes from gossip is different. The cause and effect are the same, one leads to another. But unlike the wind, gossip is preventable.
Don’t gossip and prevent the anger that comes from it.