America’s favorite pastime is not football; it’s gossip, Feld claims. Requests for his bumper stickers have come from as far away as China, England and Brazil.
The Apostle Paul once made a trip to Jerusalem with Trophimus, a Gentile friend from Ephesus - Turkey. Some Jewish leaders saw the two together in town. Paul entered the Jewish temple, where Gentiles were not allowed.
A rumor soon started about Paul. The Bible says, “They supposed that Paul took Trophimus into the temple” (Acts 21:29). Because of that rumor, the Jews almost killed Paul. Then he was put in chains and soon was sent to Caesarea and kept in prison for two years. Then he was put on a ship, sent to Rome and was in jail for two more years - all because of a rumor. The people “supposed” Paul had done something wrong. They saw him with someone.
Two tubes of Super Glue cost about $1.59. Sometimes, if I had bought a couple of tubes and put that stuff on my lips and tongue, I never would have said a few words that I had to eat a little later.
The Bible speaks to us at this point. Proverbs 26:20 states, “Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.”