“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.” Proverbs 11:13 (NIV)
The evidence of wisdom is not in what we say to glorify self, but in what we don’t say to glorify our God. When we live Spirit-led lives, we filter our thoughts through our relationship with Jesus Christ, rather than through our own ambitions. We become more concerned about being trustworthy before God, not impressive before people.
We should want to be someone others can trust and depend on, especially when another entrusts us with knowledge of their silent struggles. What a witness we can give in glorifying God in valuing another’s trust and relationship.
Let’s pray today to be faithful to our Lord and not be so quick to share another’s confided shame.