The meditation of my heart is in the words that leave my mouth. The great things I was created to do were not in terms of gossip. I will live from a proud heart of closing the door of my lips from spreading any unwholesome talk.
What does the Bible say about avoiding drama?
To avoid drama, the Bible says to close the door of your lips by living a quiet life. Gossip spreads when others partake in these activities instead of locking their lips from personal opinions. The power of the tongue is for inspiring and uplifting messages.
Bible verses about gossip and judging
” Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1-2 NIV
Jesus has been teaching the people of Israel the acts of righteous followers. You are not given the authority to judge others. When the Lord God has determined His followers, it was to save them in an unwholesome world. It is for Christ Jesus alone to do such acts for the salvation of his children.
Romans 14:13 is telling you that backbiting tongue only causes a further division between your close friends with you. God will call people on the day of judgment for how they passed sentences on family members.
Your arrogant heart only causes more harm to yourself when fits of rage leave your lips. The same way you have measured the sins of others, be mindful that Christ will hold you to this same standard.
” When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7 NIV
The meditation of my heart is seen through my lips when speaking to and about others. The Pharisees asked Jesus what he would do about the woman caught in sin. God knew the corrupt communication amongst them took place when asking such a question with their evil lips.
Deuteronomy 17:7 is for the malicious witness pointing fingers at family members who sin the same way they do. Who are you to judge when you fall short in your own life?
The Lord God is making a statement with your neighbor’s life. You can cast judgment when you are without sin. You know this is impossible, and that is the realization you need to diminish the character assassination you have accustomed your life around.
” You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.” Romans 2:1 NIV
Paul speaks to the self-appointed, where gossip spreads from one pair of lips to another. This bible verse is so good in calling you a false witness. You cannot have such great opinions over someone’s life while walking alongside them in your sins.
Proverbs 6:18-19 is a list of what the Lord God hates for his children to partake in such acts. This list includes wicked schemes, being a false witness, and stirring up conflict. It would help if you had the moment to reflect on your current actions.
Your own business stays between you and God. Keep this same standard for those around you. Good friends watch the power of the tongue to remove any unwholesome talk. Close friends feed off the words you are speaking to them. Be the change in your community when it comes to spreading gossip.
” If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people? Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?” 1 Corinthians 6:1-2 NIV
Paul is outraged over the people of the church suing each other over disagreements. When needing to settle trivial cases, Paul is talking about small matters that do not hold power over the law.
Corrupt communication leads to character assassination, placing your issues for nonbelievers and false witnesses to judge and define.
The child of God should know already that Christ Jesus holds power and authority when settling differences. God cannot give this power to nonbelievers who only stir up more selfish ambition. Your family members’ sins are not too large to forgive.
Social media is not a place to broadcast your own business to others. Live up to your position in the Holy Spirit by removing careless words from your mouth.
Bible verses about talking about others
” Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.” James 4:11 NIV
James gives out a warning for those not to assume authority over close friends. It causes an arrogant heart to speaketh evil of the law in their egotism. When judging others, you disobey the old testament’s law by your selfishness.
It is in no way helpful or the way the Lord intended for you to use the power of the tongue.
Leviticus 19:16 is God listing what is unacceptable as the doer of the law. This long list has pinpointed the words of gossip spread from any evil lips. Instead of doing as the law says, you judge God’s Word when the unwholesome talk is about what others are not doing.
Doing this endangers your neighbor’s life. A good man is susceptible to turning away from such harmful acts.
” Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 NIV
Paul’s speech is a practical explanation of the way unbelievers live and the conscious decision a Christ follower is to make. Careless words are not an excuse for you to partake in unwholesome talk.
Your heart needs encouraging words, which also goes for close friends you speak to often. The Lord God created the power of the tongue for good things such as building others up, healing, and loving others.
Matthew 12:36 is a bible verse to remind you of the day of judgment, and people will come face to face with the Lord God. A new look at the words you speak will help you with avoiding idle words.
The Lord hates a lying tongue and selfish ambition that stands behind it when treating others this way. Such things are not of Christ Jesus, and you need God’s Word to remind you not to get caught up in worldly gossip.
” A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.” Proverbs 11:13 NIV
You trust those who are free from ridicule and honor the words spoken to them. These close friends you trust with personal business are a stranger to the terms of a talebearer. Surrounding yourself with a perverse person will result in evil ways of spreading slander and character assassination.
James 1:26 talks about loose lips on the children of God and how this is not the way of Him. Trust is off a quiet life with closed lips. The door of my lips is to be closed in all situations of telling secrets.
A trustworthy man holds onto others’ secrets without spilling a single word. Gossip spreads when even an idle word filled with little information is passed onto the person beside them.
” To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.” Titus 3:2 ESV
Paul’s teaching is a reminder for believers to abide by daily. Contention causes easier access for the devil to overtake your thoughts. Paul has seen this lead to death, separation, and evil ways.
Circumstances can only change when you become the difference in the words you speak. Bickering is in both the new and old Testaments. Let the meditation of my heart be filled with thoughts of the Lord to see others through his eyes.
1 Timothy 3:3 is speaking to the overseers not to be argumentative, drunks, or violent.
An evildoer listens to become offended quickly, and outbursts of anger soon happen after. When gossip spreads, it gets misinterpreted, and wicked schemes come from such chaotic acts.
Good friends are respectful when conversing with those they love, making a conscious decision not to offend or begin arguments.
Bible verses about drama
” Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.” Exodus 23:1 NIV
When gossip spreads, it always ends with false reports of detailed information. You are to not partake in evil ways and despise your relationships with this person. You were once a stranger to the Lord Christ and desired grace. Give others grace when wanting to turn a blind eye to the words of a whisperer.
You are guilty by association and will soon partake in these very activities. A good outcome can come from correcting your close friends when they begin to slander others with false reports.
” Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.” James 1:26 NIV
James is speaking about the character assassination you are doing over your life when the door of your lips is open for everyone. A quiet life is necessary when you need to listen more than you talk. There is a time and place for everything, including when to speak and listen.
Galatians 5:22-23 speaks about self-control being vital when walking with Christ. You are to have control over your lips and the words that you speak out to close friends. A perverse person has no control over their lips when speaking every Word that comes to mind.
” Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.” Proverbs 10:19 NIV
Solomon talks about a wise understanding man who knows when to have silent lips.
The saying passed down for generations is, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” The power of the tongue has the potential to do great harm and break down people with belittling words against them. The door of my lips is to remain shut when anger begins to rise within me.
James 1:19 is the act of how all of God’s children are to present themselves. You gain someone else’s viewpoint when you listen before you speak. Slow to speak means you are less likely to react out of defense and more to listen with an open heart.
The last part is one every follower has prayed for in hostile environments to become slow to anger. Outbursts of anger lead to hurtful words that cause drama between family members and close friends.
” And to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11 NIV
Paul describes the conduct that pleases God by living a quiet life free from quarreling. You cannot judge others when you are too busy loving others as the Lord God instructed. You are too focused on doing the Lord’s work to focus on any wicked plans from sucking you into chaos.
Proverbs 25:17 is a great bible verse to remind you to stay out of close friends’ business. It pleases God when your focus is on the good work that involves good friends with healthy boundaries.
It helps to hear that this is also said in the Bible to not overstep your boundaries in adding your idle words to family members’ situations. These acts are not only frowned upon by Christ but a good man is displeased and separates themselves from these people.
Bible verses about gossip
” A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.” Proverbs 20:19 NIV
A false report is during the moments of gossip spreading. When you played telephone as a child, phrases were misplaced, and the entire statement was fragmentized by the end. Fake content is left by the remaining talks when gossip spreads.
1 Timothy 5:13 is about idlers who are the definition of gossip, saying things that should be left shut. These are the people you stray from, not wanting your business broadcasted for others to judge.
Confidence is built on the trust that a word is not being spoken over you the next time. Close friends hold this with a proud heart in knowing they are good friends with having closed lips with things told to them.
” For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.” 2 Corinthians 12:20 NIV
Paul is speaking out of fear for God’s people and what he may find when searching for the life of Christ in them. You will discover selfish ambition for those playing an authority role. God’s Word holds the authority that remains over your life.
1 Corinthians 1:10 is Paul telling the Corinthians he does not want to come back and see them involved with their same sinful ways. These things are gossip, slander, dishonest man, and wicked schemes. Your Father tells you that He does not want to see such things come from you.
” The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 NIV
Words are powerful, having the control to inspire or tear apart. This small part of the body, your tongue, can do great things when you allow Christ to have power. All it takes is minimal words to impact what you are hoping to accomplish significantly.
Matthew 12:36 Solomon says that the speaker of their speech comes with consequences. On the day of judgment, people will relive the careless words that have left their mouths.
Even though you are an imperfect human being, you are to still walk in the light of Christ and mirror his very words and actions. It takes strength and courage to go against the normalized worldly normal of slander.
Careless words are to be closed by the door of my lips. The need of the moment to speak will only be words that come from the good conscious of my heart. The next time I talk, it will be from the quiet life that I have meditated on the purposeful words for my loved ones.