W is for Whisperer - (meditation by Cheryl)
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels;
they go down into the inner parts of the body.
Whisperers are usually involved in gossiping about others. If we allow ourselves to listen to these ‘tidbits’ of information we can become caught up in them and find it difficult to resist listening to more, or in whispering what we know to someone else. The words can become a part of us and poison our hearts and our minds and damage the heart of another! Our words are very powerful and should be used wisely. The way we speak and the words we use are an indication of the relationship we have with God. If we want to grow spiritually and also witness to others we must control our speech. James 3:1-12 tells us that whispering the wrong words creates dissension and ruins relationships. It plays right into Satan’s hands! So instead of feasting on these ‘morsels’ let us feast instead on the Word of God. And if we are tempted to be a whisperer let us instead do as we read in Matthew 10:27 and take what Christ has whispered to us and shout it from the rooftops!
Reflection on Proverb by Cheryl Andreus, member of 1st Writes.