When a brother or sister in Christ tells you something in confidence, make sure it goes no further.
Gossip is a gallow that kills morale, trust and love.
Some fancy themselves on being the local church’s reporter! They always have the scoop and they’re ready share what they’ve heard through the grapevine or straight from the horses’ mouth. But simple fact of the matter is – God despises the grapevine of gossip that betrays trust and the talker who destroys fellowship amongst his people (Proverbs 6:16-19).
The church doesn’t need any TMZs! So if that’s what we’re in the business of listening to other’s problems for, then wisdom says we better shut down the shop before we sell a multitude of things that cannot be bought back.
“A talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.” (Proverbs 11:13)