It matters not a bit to what organization one belongs—office, team, or church—rumors and gossip always fly. Intentional or not, rumors produce results.
God proclaims in Hosea 4:1, 'There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land.' Considering the state of American hypocrisy, His judgment is not far off.
King David's list of required character traits in Psalm 15 starts off by setting an impossibly high standard: the very character of God Himself.
Gossip is like scattering feathers in a wind: It is just as impossible to reverse the damage done by gossip as it is to regather the feathers.
The church grapevine is good at spreading news, but it can be evil when it spreads gossip and rumor. Gossip actually harms the gossip himself. Here's how.
James provides some of the best advice on communication and control of the tongue. The correct order of communication is listening, waiting, and then responding.
The apostle James says that the tongue can metaphorically start a dangerous fire. He warns that gossip, tale-bearing and being a busy-body is like murder.
Western society is increasingly using exaggerations or superlatives to describe the ordinary and mundane. Everyone will give an account of all idle words.
John Ritenbaugh characterizes chapter 12 as the "rise of the opposition," outlining the rising suspicions on the part of the Jews, the prejudiced blindness and the active investigation, countermanded by Jesus response, making claims to His authority, His courageous defiance, and His bold attack. In the first several …
We can never destroy another's standing before God, but we can easily injure his or her standing before other people. We truly are our brother's keeper.
Jesus remarks that our lips tell the tale our hearts try to hide. Using this proverb as a foundation, what do our prayers tell God about us?
When Jesus warns us not to let anyone take our crown, He encourages us to endure over the long-haul and not bask in the glory of a brief, victorious accomplishment.
Martin Collins, observing that language contains energy, expresses chagrin that advertisements from major corporations seem to be descending to the lowest common denominator. Today we live in a country that praises impulse over restraint, law breaking over law keeping, and foolishness over wisdom. Politically correct language …
When Solomon visits the Temple, he comes away with a sense that too many treat religion far too casually, forgetting that they are coming before God.