last time I started to address gossip and I said in the coming weeks I’ll address things which cause the spirit of gossip to come upon people miserable.
things which cause the spirit of gossip to come upon people
And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God. And David was displeased, because the Lord had made a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day. And David was afraid of the Lord that day, and said, How shall the ark of the Lord come to me? So David would not remove the ark of the Lord unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.( 2 Samuel 6:7-10)
in 2 Samuel chapter 6 we see the story of how the ark of covenant was brought back to Israel, in the process of the Israelites ended up being afraid of the ark and decided to dump the ark in the house of Obededom since they feared for their lives. but later decided to get the ark from the house of Obededom because Obededom was getting blessed.And the ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the Lord blessed Obededom, and all his household. And it was told king David, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.( 2 Samuel 6:11-12)
Ladies and gentleman these people did not care weather Obededom or a member of his family would die as a result of harboring the ark, but they were jealous of the blessing which came to Obededom’s household, hence they went and gossiped about Obededom to the king because they knew that David will take action. There is a way that you talk to someone in authority about a particular person with the intention of having that person action against the person your to him/her talking about, just know that you are acting under the influence of the spirit of gossip even you if didn’t suggest that he/she should take action.
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.(Daniel 6:4)
if you are always conniving something that will talks hinder or inconvenience somebody’s life irrespective of whether you Will gain or not also know that you are being influenced by the spirit of gossip. Envy has driven many to take action through gossip and almost none of them saw that they were manipulated my the spirit of gossip.
After I finnish teaching on the things which cause the spirit of gossip to come upon people, I’ll teach on envy/jealousy as a topic on this series. In the meantime make it a personal goal to stop gossiping about people of being jealous of them and the Lord Will take you to greater heights in life.