As a woman I must confess. I Hate Gossip!
Gossip is filled with lies. Rumors about others are not facts. If a person speaks to you about a situation and entrust you to keep it to yourself that is exactly what you should do. There are so many people who are hurting because of the words; the rumors; the gossip that eventually returns back to them. We must realize that we all need each other. We need the company of others. We need the conversation of others. If you don’t believe that spend 90 days alone with yourself. No television; radio; telephone; computer or any other type of communication device. For 90 days it’s just you and your thoughts. Maybe after you get a taste of going stir crazy being left to just you; you will understand how precious communication with others are. You’ll understand that gossip is a huge waste of time and no one benefits from it.
Though 1 Timothy 5:13 is speaking about young widows; this can apply to anyone. Lazy; gossipers and meddlesome. The busiest thing that is done is wagging the tongue and meddling in others affairs. My advice is this from the NIV Bible; to live a life that is long and prosperous; keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. Psalm 34:12-13