Gossip was a sport to Jennifer. When we discussed someone in the office, Jennifer would subtly mention something negative she claimed that person said.
Often, Jennifer’s words would be hurtful comments she claimed others said about me. Eventually, I realized that I had several strained relationships due to Jennifer’s gossip. After Jennifer was terminated as an employee, I learned that most of her gossip were lies.
Ephesians 4:29 teaches, “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.”
Workplace gossip destroys relationships. Fending off gossip requires that we first start with ourselves. This week we’ll discuss Paul’s four insights into guarding against gossip.