Put Out The Fire
For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.—Proverbs 26:20
All of us have done it, and it is a continuous temptation—gossip. In putting others down (which is what gossip is), we seek to elevate self, show off our knowledge of inside information, and injure those who are an irritant to us. Gossip permeates almost every relationship—in the workplace, friendships, and the church. But maybe today is a day you decide to put the fires out instead of lighting them?
DO THIS: Stop blowing on the fires of gossip and quarrels.
PRAY THIS: God, may I be the first to let the fire go out today.