Go buy a small tube of toothpaste. Take it home. Squeeze all of it out onto the counter. Done?
Good….now try to get all that toothpaste back into the tube. Go ahead. Do it. What? It’s not working?
That’s very similar to the words that come out of our mouths. You can’t put them back. It is why that it is important to measure the words that we are going to say. It is even more important to not to participate in gossip.
Never say anything about someone that you wouldn’t say to their face.
Refuse to listen to someone else’s gossip.
Initiate positive statement about people whom you are talking about.
“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell” James 3:6