I Never Saw it as Wrong
I never saw it as wrong,
I got caught up in the act.
I responded as an emotion,
Instead of seek the facts.
I heard it from a friend,
Or were they a friend at all.
I used their gossip to spread,
And caused another to fall.
I stole someone’s happiness.
I didn’t mean for it to offend.
I disrupted their peace,
When I was supposed to be a friend.
It was just a tidbit of gossip,
That brought no value to life.
Instead of building them up,
I brought their day more strife.
I separated them from happiness.
I let Satan mess with their day.
I didn’t think before I acted,
And so harm was sent their way.
I didn’t think they would hear it.
It was just gossip that I spread.
It was like a raging fire,
That tormented their head.
It helped to destroy their peace.
I found no way to build them up.
Instead of walking in love,
I made the day sad and corrupt.
I must stop before I speak,
And think of who it affected.
I should be a friend who was willing,
To keep another protected.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
He that goeth about [as] a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
One of the easiest sins to get caught up in is gossip. Gossip may even be the truth, but if it does not build a person up, then it may be responsible for destroying another person’s peace. We are to walk in love and not in corruption. Satan loves it when we take to gossip. It is like destroying two or more people with one sin; the person who is gossiping and the persons who they were talking about. Satan is a liar and a thief. He wants to destroy all peace in a person’s life. Satan is the biggest gossip of all. He will tell you that someone does not like you. He will tell you that you are unworthy of any good. He uses people to spread such lies that hurt another person. Think before you speak and if the words you use do not build up another person, then it is possibly the work of Satan. Do not let him use you for his evil.