Let me define a slanderer or gossiper to you? It means false accuser, somebody with an evil heart and full of hatred towards the people he is slandering about. It points out to bringing charges against another and usually with hostile or unfriendly purpose or intention.
Usually, the whole purpose is to confuse or destroy because that gossip will not be a holy gossip, but it will be a gossip of saying something that is not good. It will be something that will tint the other person black.
If it is in marriage, the intention of a gossiper is usually to bring confusion and later on break that marriage.
I shared in my previous articles that a slanderer will come to you and start to tell you that your spouse is cheating on you even without any evidence. A slanderer will tell you that your spouse is a witch, prostitute or a bad person so as to destroy the love or the trust that you have for your spouse.
Usually they do that out of jeaulosy,, or to destroy your marriage, just to confuse the two of you. A slanderer can cook the whole story up, so that the person who is being talked about will be tinted black or stained by the words he is saying.
As married people, never entertain a gossip or you will destroy your own marriage. Do not be quick to believe that what you are hearing is true, not all rumours are true you know. I wonder why whenever there is a rumour people get so excited.
Even if they say that there is no smoke without fire, but believe me also that not all rumours are true. Never react to your spouse when you have no evidence yourself.
Finally, to you gossipers or slanderers out there, stop wasting your time and energy. You cannot put asunder what God has put together. The book of proverbs10 : 18 says " Whoever hides hatred has a lying lips and whoever spread slander is a fool". What does that verse tell you, that you are a fool? Yes, whenever you go to somebody and starts to gossip, you are clearly and publicily declaring yourself that you are a fool to that person.
If you know that you like slander and gossip, you tell us that you are a fool. Honestly, can you listen to a fool? If a fool says come I want to give you advice, can you go there? Be careful, not everybody is happy with your marriage. Do not entertain gossip.
If someone comes to you and starts to tell you things about your spouse, tell him/her that you love your spouse very much, that gossip will not change anything.
Gossip kills and it destroys a marriage that has been built for many years. Why do you have to burn in hell all because you were busy destroying what God put together through your gossip.
Whenever you say something that will harm somebody's marriage, that destroy the name of somebody, that makes somebody not to be edified but to hurt, then you publicily declare yourself that you are a fool according to the verse above.
Let us have a speech that is matured that as matured people we will not declare ourselves fools.