And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. ( Matthew 27:39-40)
Things which cause the spirit of gossip to come upon people
4. lack of understanding
many who gossip, gossip a person who is doing or did something they cannot/could not understand. people who don’t enquire or research will always fall victim to the spirit of gossip, if the pharisees made enquiries about Jesus they would have found out that he is the twelve year old child so was asking them high questions some yeas ago. But since they didn’t give themselves to seek knowledge and understanding they couldn’t believe that Jesus was the saviour they were waiting for.
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord,
and find the knowledge of God.( Proverbs 2:2-5)
5. lack of selft-control
Have you seen a man who is quick with his tongue? There is more hope for a foolish man than for him.(Proverbs 29:20 BBE)
if you say anything which comes to your mind or tongue, you are basically making yourself a tool for every spirit around. your words are the builders or destroyers of your life and destiny. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.(Proverbs 18:21). the earlier you learn to keep your mouth in control the more problems and mistakes you will avoid. Ladies and gentlemen if you don’t have anything good to say about a person it’s heather and better not to say anythimg at all.
people say that you must speak your mind but if you want be wise then you have to speak commonsense