Gossip in Our Society Can Be Hazardous to Our Health

There's violence in our society and there are people who do wrongs to their friends and others through poisonous gossip or other acts of violence against them. We live in a society that is fed by Satan on a daily basis and many people wallow in the evil spirits that surround them. Evil destroys people's families, homes, relationships and friendships, and it can ruin a person's life permanently. All of us need to take a lesson from the Bible scriptures that speak about how Satan affects people and their lives.

In Leviticus 19: 6 it states, "Thou shall not go up and down as a talebearer among the people: neither shall you stand against the blood of your neighbor, and not suffer in sin upon him."

In Proverbs 11:9 tells us, "A hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered."

People when we speak about our neighbors and others in the form of gossip, we're committing a wrong unto them. Gossip is wrong and we should shun away from it. Many people may say, "I love to gossip because it gives me something to talk about," but have you ever stopped to think that the gossip you are spreading maybe false rumors and it can be hurtful to a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or someone else you might know. When we give into listening to gossip, we become addicted and we want to hear more.

I've seen people suffer tremendously because of false gossip that was spread throughout a work area, a neighborhood, or somewhere else. False gossip destroys relationships and may even cause the death of the gossiper who spread it to others. Don't allow the feelings of receiving enjoyment out of gossip cause you to be lead astray because it can be treacherous and it's also evil.

God tells us in Proverbs 11:19, "As righteousness tends to life: so he pursues evil pursues it to his death."

I believe, "When we live our lives under the hand of Satan, which brings evil into our spirits, we're capable of doing many things that are wrong in the eyes of God, and we also know it deep down in our hearts. No, we do not plan to commit acts of violence against others but when we are absorbed by the evils in our society; we will eventually end up committing acts of violence against our fellowman. No, it's not intended but it will happen in time.

People who have suffered under the influence of evil realizes it can cause a person to murder, maim, rape, lie, cheat and do wrongs to their families, friends, co-workers and neighbors because they gave into the evils of life, i.e., drugs, alcohol, greed, wife cheating and dishonesty which are all big culprits and it can lead to people committing acts of violence against a person.

In Proverbs 16:27, 28 the Bible tells us, "An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. A forward man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends."

People when we gossip we are doing a terrible wrong unto others. We are as a matter of fact, accusing a person of the gossip being truthful, and we're condemning the person without giving them a chance to defend themselves and to be found free of the accusations. When we slander people, we're destroying their characters and their personal reputations. Is this fair to them, absolutely not?

In Ecclesiastes 10:11, 12, the Bible tells us, "Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better. The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself?"

People I'm a firm believer that gossip is Satan putting evil thoughts in our hearts and souls and giving us a forked tongue to speak falsely against another person. We need to search our minds, souls, and hearts before we speak and think about the consequences of what we're saying will do to the person we're talking about. Most people who are gossiped about are totally innocent.

People who love to instigate gossip are lacking something in their personality traits; it could be a lack of self-esteem, self-confidence, and feelings of being unloved or as an outcast who uses their gossip to conjure up friends they don't have. Many people who gossip needs to have a high and they get it by hurting others; and this could go back to their own childhoods.

In John 8:44 the Bible tells us that Satan began gossip, and Jesus Christ told him, "You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

Have you ever noticed when people gather in a large group, they're normally talking about someone and they're relaying gossip around for others to hear? In most instances the person does not know if what they're passing on is true or not but they feel compelled to share all the rumors they've heard about people to others. Many people who gossip feels superior and important because "they" have something to share; they do not think about the consequences of the person they're talking about. They want the rush it gives to their egos and their self-esteem.

Oft times people who gossip ends up without any friends, take notice the next time you're in an atmosphere of people who gossip, and take notice, in time people will shy away from them.


Holy Bible, King James Version, Old and New Testament, Chapters as indicate in the article.

Writer of this article - Barbara Ann Smith - Copyright 2012 - Please note: This is the sole interpretations of Barbara Ann Smith from the Bible verses mentioned herein.