A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret. Proverbs 11:13
Some reading this are in professions that require secrecy or confidentiality. The law requires us to guard our tongues or else we could face a lawsuit, damage someone’s reputation, or even damage national security.
Often, in matters unrelated to professional confidentiality or national security, it’s just wise to button up.
Think about this, if someone gossips something to you, you can be sure that what you say to that person will not be kept safe either.