“Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.”- 2 Timothy 2:16
It comes to us when we least expect it. It comes to us in our homes, in our places of business, and even at church. It has the potential to destroy friendships, marriages, and whole churches. What is this villain? That villain is something we have all indulged in, and that is gossip.
In today’s verse the Apostle Paul is warning his protégé, Timothy, to avoid what he calls “godless chatter.” The King James version renders it as “profane and vain babblings.” Though all irreverent speech is included, gossip is one that we see daily. It is a destroyer of many good things. What are we to do when a bit of juicy gossip comes our way? Will we allow it to die at our feet, or will we enable its existence by spreading it further? When “profane and vain babblings” come your way today remember the words of the Apostle Paul in today’s verse. He says very bluntly that those who participate in such things become more and more ungodly. This is not the direction we want to go as believers in Christ.