The mere word grabs the average listener’s attention.
If you think it is only a female fault, think again. Some men not only have the gift of gab; they have the vice of gossip. Children spread gossip too. Before I let myself off the hook, I know that at times I’ve been guilty as charged.
God calls for concealment.
“He who conceals a transgression seeks love,
But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends (Proverbs 17:9 NAS).”
We have all made mistakes and we sure don’t want them broadcast. When confessed, the LORD forgives. The matter is closed.