Have you got some friendships that are pretty much based on gossip? If you’re not discussing other people negatively, you actually don’t have all that much in common?

Proverbs 10:19 says, ‘Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.’ My mom always used to say, ‘If you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything.’ It’s really hard to live like that. It might even mean losing a few friends. But maybe that’s ok. Maybe in the end you’ll be glad you did. Ask Jesus to stop you in your tracks today if you start talking trash about another human.