Wagging Tongues

I have realized this week that gossip can really damage a person’s life.  When people talk about situations without really knowing the facts, they can literally destroy a person.

(Proverbs 6: 16-19) says, ” These six things the Lord hates, Yes, but the seventh is an abomination to Him.  A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, and a false witness who speaks lies and one who sows discord among brethren .”

 When we read these verses  we can see that  there are six things the Lord hates. They are: when we act proud, lie, hurt the innocent, premeditate evil, run to take part in wrong actions, and one who spreads gossip. He then says of all these things that the seventh is an abomination  to Him, and that is when one  instigates problems between people.

 In our hurches today that seems to be the most common problem.  I believe that alot of times it is caused by jealousy.  If we would read this scripture and really think about it,  I am sure it would stop so much discord among church members and the world as a whole.

Do you understand that He is saying  that to sow discord is an abomination.  Webster defines abomination as intense aversion or loathing.  He also describes loathing as a strong dislike mingled with disgust.   Hey!!! Do you get this yet? God gets disgusted with us. 

Even though He hates the first six, the seventh is the worst. 

Yet, why are there so many churches who are losing members because they cannot keep their mouths shut?

We should be a shining light in our communities and lead the way for peace among brethren.  So the next time you start to jabbering about someone else, you need to think about the life you may be destroying.

Father God, I praise your Holy Name.  I thank you that you have forgiven me of my sins.  And Father God help me not to judge other people by their actions, but to let them see your actions in me.
In Jesus Name I Pray. Amen and Amen

Pastor Pat Aman/©1996/2015

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