Gossip Divides (Proverbs 16)

with Ron Deal | May 29, 2020

What? An axe uses force to splinter; a whisper doesn't have any force. Oh, yes it does. Proverbs 16 tells us that a gossip causes close friends to distrust each other just by whispering to one about the other. Gossip has the power to bully a girl at school or break up business partners and in blended families, insiders who gossip about the outsiders can easily keep a family divided forever. Listen, don't talk about people. Talk to them. Bring together, don't split apart.

What? An axe uses force to splinter; a whisper doesn't have any force. Oh, yes it does. Proverbs 16 tells us that a gossip causes close friends to distrust each other just by whispering to one about the other. Gossip has the power to bully a girl at school or break up business partners and in blended families, insiders who gossip about the outsiders can easily keep a family divided forever. Listen, don't talk about people. Talk to them. Bring together, don't split apart.

Gossip Divides (Proverbs 16)

With Ron Deal
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May 29, 2020
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Ron: An axe can split a block of wood and a whisper can divide a relationship.

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Ron: What? An axe uses force to splinter; a whisper doesn’t have any force. Oh, yes it does. Proverbs 16 tells us that a gossip causes close friends to distrust each other just by whispering to one about the other. Gossip has the power to bully a girl at school or break up business partners and in blended families, insiders who gossip about the outsiders can easily keep a family divided forever.

Listen, don’t talk about people. Talk to them. Bring together, don’t split apart. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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