I am using Mark Weathers’ book, How To Pray for Your Wife as a devotional aid. In it, we are directed in praying for our wives based on Proverbs 31. Proverbs 31:26 begins “she opens her mouth with wisdom.” The particular meditation on this day was so helpful, but especially when he defined gossip and slander. I have a hard time sometimes knowing exactly when I am slipping into these sins of speech. Here’s the definitions he offered:
Gossip – speaking incriminating truth about someone
Slander – speaking incriminating lies about someone
(taken from pp. 111-2)
Next time you are tempted to drift into this, remember these definitions and speak in a way that glorifies God.