Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends. [Psalm 15:2-3]
These words are guidelines from King David for living a blameless life. It's one of the shortest chapters in the Bible, and yet one of the more insightful. Many times we are caught in the tornados of people putting others down, its not long before we're a part of it. The Bible's prescription is really quite simple and yet so hard to fulfill, and that is: just don't say anything at all. When the opportunity comes to speak poorly of another, and it will, just remain silent. That's the beauty of it, you don't need to say anything either way, don't say anything at all.....that is saying something. As we have heard many times before, God gave us two ears and only one mouth. We should do a lot more listening than speaking. In this way as David says, we are living a blameless life, and as he closes the Psalm he writes, "Such people will stand firm forever."
Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever,