Here is a proverb that should greatly influence our speech and social interaction.
“Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.”Proverbs 11:12 (ESV)
By way of application, can we all commit to taking a deep breath while offering a prayer for wisdom before we share a tidbit about someone (gossip) or offer that bit of unsolicited advice (criticism).
If we are honest, we would have to admit that too often our sharing or advice is more motivated by pride than love.
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