“Hey you! Pull over!” shouted the traffic cop.
The lady complied, and the judge next day fined her twenty-five dollars.
She went home in great anxiety lest her husband, who always examined her checkbook, should learn of the incident. Then inspiration struck and she marked the check stub, “One pullover, $25.”
The police have stopped my husband so many times for speeding, they decided to just give him a season ticket.
Thought for the day
“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret” (Proverbs 11:13 NIV).
We tend to think of gossip as one of those “little” sins. But when God talks about gossip, he puts it on the list with things like sexual immorality and murder. Why? Because it is so destructive to relationships. Gossip can tear apart friendships, families, and churches.
Gossip is talking about a situation with somebody who is neither a part of the problem nor a part of the solution. If we’re honest, what we’re doing is making ourselves feel a little more important at somebody else’s expense.