That’s Why Kim Kardashian Is Always on the Cover…
Proverbs 18:4-8 has a lot to say about words, especially the words of a fool. Let’s read the passage:
The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. 5 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 6 A fool’s lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows. 7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul. 8 The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, And they go down into the inmost body.
I think one of the better images from the book of Proverbs is found in verse 8. Verse 8 speaks to gossip; the words of a “talebearer”. Why do people like gossip so much? Because hearing bad things about someone else makes us feel good…like eating a box of chocolate bon bons or something like that. The words of a gossip go down into the inmost body and they just sit there and rot…all the while making us think that they are helping us to feel better.
The reason Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Anniston and all the others have all their troubles and tribulations put on the cover of magazines is that many people, like fools, enjoy reading about their problems (whether the problems are real or imaginary!) Next time you are in the grocery store, let Proverbs 18:8 come to mind…and then look away and PLEASE don’t buy it!