Do you remember your parents finding out about something you did that you were sure they’d never know? Then they’d say, “A little bird told me!”
Well… that is in the Bible! It’s found in Ecclesiastes 10:20 where it is written, “Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter.”
Sooner or later… the truth comes out. Eventually, people who lie get caught. People who embellish… add to the story… and give it their own spin with commentary… all one day are found out and exposed.
If you tell your best friend, remember they have other friends who have other friends who have other friends… and they all tell one another, “Don’t tell anyone!” Aside: If people will gossip to you about someone else, they will gossip to someone else about you!
You would be surprised who tells others about who said what. That’s why I’ve always told my kids, “If you don’t want anyone to know, then either don’t do it to begin with or don’t be bothered when everyone knows!” I’ve also tried to teach them that if they don’t want everyone knowing something, do NOT put it in an email… a text message… or on Facebook.
Ephesians 4:29, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
Still, that little bird stays pretty busy flying around doesn’t he?