Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Fire Goes Out

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.  Proverbs, Chapter 26, verse 20.

I like the visual picture I have with this passage.  One way of looking at this passage might be to think of the wood as the person who listens to gossip.  The fire is the person who spreads the gossip.  If people listen to gossip, it “adds fuel to the fire.”  If no one listened to these stories, it would put the gossiper out of business; because they do it for the attention it gets them.
Here is a related passage:

*The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.  Proverbs, Chapter 26, verse 22.

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.

This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections. 
Please click on comments below to share your suggestions. Thanks! Debbie



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