“A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.” Proverbs 16:28
Donkeys are interesting creatures with some pretty interesting traits. For example, a donkey can hear another donkey’s braying from up to 60 miles away. Think about it. That would be like you hearing your friend yell your name from a distance that would take you an hour to drive! But when a donkey hears that bray, they don’t just sit silent. They typically bray right back. In essence, they repeat everything they hear.
When we link up with “donkeys” in our lives, we find ourselves surrounded by people who repeat everything they hear. Whether or not it is the truth, they spew it. In other words, they gossip. They always “hee haw” what they “see saw”!
God doesn’t want us to do life with people who gossip. Today’s verse makes it clear. “A gossip separates good friends.” Don’t do life with donkeys. Instead, surround yourself with trusted friends!
Ask God to help you discern the gossips from your true friends. Pray for the strength to stand up to those who gossip, and spread the truth to the world around you!
Read the following verses about gossip, and arm yourself with God’s truth against this devastating action: Proverbs 18:8; Proverbs 20:19; Proverbs 26:20; Proverbs 26:22