Gossip is an Addiction

Morning Thought: Gossip is an addiction, like nicotine or alcoholism. Yet, with gossip it takes two to tango—both the speaker and the listener are guilty. The moment you hear gossip, shut it down. Otherwise, it’s like giving drugs to a drug addict. You don’t need to answer the phone calls and respond to the messages of a gossiper. It’s false compassion to give in to them. It’s time the church takes gossip seriously, warning and correcting those involved in it. “He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, therefore do not associate with a gossip” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭20:19,‬ ‭NASB‬‬).

Published by: ggerhauser

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, I migrated to Australia in 1999. That’s when I married my beautiful wife, Anna, and we planted our church and Bible School. We’re now the proud parents of four children, ranging in age from eight to twenty-one. We’re still pastoring the same beautiful church, Church on the Park, in the the heart of Brisbane, Australia (https://www.brisbanefire.com). We also continue to teach our awesome students at Holy Fire Ministry Training School (https://www.holyfireschool.com). I love to write and encourage God's people. And something that many people don't know, I'm a DJ as well (aka DJ SOL Vibes).

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