GOOD TIDINGS VERSUS TALEBEARING

One of the admonitions which Moses was instructed to give to the children of Israel is stated in Leviticus as follows (19:16): "Thou shah not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people." What needless strife has been known to be stirred up simply through talebearing!

In homely parable we are given in Proverbs a remedy for such strife (26:20, 21): "Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife."

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