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Overcoming Gossip | Christian Daily Devotional

Overcoming Gossip | Daily Devotional

For, Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.

1 Peter 3:10-11

Sometimes to do the right thing or the good thing is hard.

We are bound by our flesh, after all, right?

Wrong.  It can be hard when we are temped to gossip to abstain and do the right thing.

We should always seek to be peacemakers and not cause strife among our people.

It is very hard, especially when you’ve been hurt by someone, to NOT jump on the bandwagon and criticize them or air their dirty laundry.

After all, they deserve it right?

They brought this on themselves.

WRONG.

God commands us to keep our tongue away from evil and deceitful speech, including gossiping.

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We should not use our mouths to tear people down but find ways to use your words to build people up! 

Be an encouragement to others.

Compliment their strong points instead of pointing out their shortcomings.

I promise you, God will bring many blessings to you if you make that effort to keep your words working FOR the kingdom instead of tearing people down.

  • Prayer: God help me to use my words for GOOD!  Please help me to recognize when conversations turn negative and help me to be the factor that shifts it back to the positive.  Thank you for guiding us and using us for your Glory, in Jesus’ name, Amen.


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