Saturday, February 05, 2011

Ray Ortlund on Gossip (#1)

The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels;
they go down into the inner parts of the body.  Proverbs 18:8

"Let’s all admit it.  We love gossip.  We love negative information about other people.  We love controversy.  We love “Have you heard the latest?”  Each word is a delicious morsel, an irresistible delicacy.  We gulp these words down with relish.  They make us feel more alive.  What proof of our corruption within!  And each new contagious word we swallow goes down deep into us with a lasting impression and leaves us even sicker than we were before.  Truly, God is not mocked.

We are always speaking, even whispering, and listening, before the face of God."

- Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr.