A gossip betrays a confidence but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

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Happy Wednesday Saints.

Proverbs 11:13 “A GOSSIP BETRAYS A CONFIDENCE, BUT A TRUSTWORTHY PERSON KEEPS A SECRET.”

Today’s proverb reminds us of the importance of trustworthiness and the destructive nature of gossip.

Trust is a precious commodity in our relationships, and being a trustworthy person is essential in building and maintaining healthy connections with others.

Gossip is like a wildfire that spreads quickly, consuming everything in its path. When we betray a confidence by spreading rumours or sharing secrets, we not only harm the person we are talking about but also damage our own integrity and credibility. Gossip erodes trust and can lead to broken relationships.

On the other hand, being trustworthy is a valuable trait that can strengthen our relationships and build a foundation of trust with others. When we are known for keeping confidences and being reliable in our words and actions, we demonstrate integrity and show respect for others.

Trustworthy individuals are sought after in friendships, churches, workplaces, and communities because they can be counted on to honour their commitments and keep their promises.

As followers of Christ, we are called to be people of integrity and trustworthiness. We should strive to guard our tongues, resist the temptation to engage in gossip, and instead be known for our ability to keep confidences and be a safe place for others to share their hearts. Let’s be faithful stewards of the trust that’s placed in us and seek to build relationships based on honesty, respect, and loyalty.

Let’s reflect on our own words and actions today. Are we being trustworthy in our interactions with others, or are we allowing gossip to creep into our conversations?

Let’s commit to being people of integrity, known for our trustworthiness and our ability to keep confidences. May our words be filled with grace and our actions be guided by love, as we seek to honour God in all that we do.

Have a great day. God bless and lots’a love,

Warren


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