Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down." - Proverbs 26:20
Dear heavenly Father, what a simple and clear insight you give me in this little proverb. When I hear a word of gossip all I have to do is nothing. I just let the thought disappear buried in my soul. I can forget about it and make sure others never hear about it from me. I can kill the gossip like water kills a fire. So often I feel like there is nothing I can do to about the gossip. But you are showing me that nothing is what I do. Then I will keep the forest fire from burning in my neck of the woods. Help me to replace gossip once I have killed it, with words that reflect love and truth and lead others back to you. And thanks for forgiving me for all the times I stoked the fire instead of putting it out! AMEN
"Killing gossip is one of the most wholesome things you can do on earth."