"Irreconcilable, Malicious Gossips"
“Irreconcilable, Malicious Gossips”
If it grieves our hearts to see the state of man, how much more the Heart of God.
The Lord has warned us that in the last days man would increase in evil.
We continue to see the detail the Lord gives…
2 Timothy 2:1-5
1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
Men will be:
- without treaty or covenant
- refuse to enter into covenant
These men refuse to be reconciled with God.
They refuse the Covenant of the Lord.
Malicious Gossips: diabolos
- prone to slander
- false accusers
- act the part of the devil
- siding with the devil
Not just gossips.
We often think that “gossip” is an unserious sin.
It is a serious sin.
Note these men literally act the part of the devil...they side with the devil...when they speak malicious gossip.
The Word tells us much about the power of the tongue…
His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression;
Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking deceit.
And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness
And Your praise all day long.
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice.
Speak with the righteous tongue the Lord provides.