Gossip has a lot of power to bring division between people. Proverbs 16:28b says “a whisperer separates the best of friends.” Proverbs 17:9 says, “He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends.”
One word is effective to make a wise person wiser. After great difficulty a foolish, proud person might be willing to listen to reason. Proverbs 17:10 says, “Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool.”
Never ever make judgments based on the testimony of one person. Proverbs 18:17 says, “The first one to plead his cause seems right, Until his neighbor comes and examines him.”
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan