Prov.11:13 - He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets,
But he who is trustworthy conceals a matter. NASU
Friends know how to conceal things about you and not reveal them.
This proverb says a talebearer or one who walks about spreading scandal about you will not be a friend. This person will reveal the events that you didn't want made known. If they will reveal simple embarrassing things then imagine if there was something serious that you didn't want people to find out about you.
Please know that I am not talking about anything criminal here. What I am referring to is things that happen to all of us in life but you don't want the whole world to know about it.
I had a reputation that no matter what anyone told me it never got repeated by me.
If you are going to be a friend the first characteristic you want to develop is being trustworthy. When someone shares with you an event in their life and asks you to keep it a secret, be a trustworthy friend and don't repeat it. Honor their request.
Don't be a low life and blab everything you know.
No one can force you to reveal secrets. The power is all yours. You can either conceal or reveal the matter the choice is yours. Take the high road and conceal what you have been asked to conceal.
Be a trustworthy friend and conceal matters that pertain to you and your friend(s).
Be a friend today and contact a friend and tell him/her how they have blessed your life.
"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." - Helen Keller
Think on These:
A good friend knows all your best stories, while a best friend has lived them with you.
Good Friends are Hard to Find, Harder to Leave, and Impossible to Forget.
Events in life are not quite as scary when you have a best friend.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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