Fear of God Devotional: Gossip and the Fear of God in the Church

How should the fear of God affect the way we interact with those who gossip and slander within the church?

Mala Chindongo explains in this video that when individuals spread gossip or slander about others in the church, those people should be afraid of and fear God. God loves those individuals and consequently will discipline individuals who sin. God has also given us commandments in the Bible regarding how to go about responding to an individual who is involved in sin. Those who are involved in gossip or slander within the church should fear God’s punishment.

Ephesians 4:29 (NKJV) – “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.”