“Gossip is out!  Never have anything bad to say about anyone!  You do not have to win every argument; instead, avoid quarrelling, be appropriate, always show perfect courtesy to one and all.”   
Titus 3:2 Mirror Bible

Never? Even if they gossip about me? Don’t I have to set the record straight? What if I’m right and they are wrong? NEVER! I've been learning to trust in The Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. My own understanding would say, set the record straight, win the argument, because I’m right! I’m not quarrelling, I’m just “presenting” the facts, that just happen to be right! That’s my own understanding. The Lord has a different, much better way. Always show perfect courtesy to everyone and if it’s bad, don’t say it.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, Proverbs 18:21. Guess that leaves out gossip. Speaking life and perfect courtesy always, that’s God’s way and will give you a peace that passes all understanding.

Give the day to the Lord before you even get out of bed, and when the temptation comes to gossip, the Holy Spirit will bring back to your remembrance God’s way, loving people and being willing to die to self.

Be blessed,
Lori Rola

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