Gossip, talebearing and backbiting are evils the Bible warns us against repeatedly, not just to steer away from those who do, but to abstain our lips from these things. Our words are the fruit that determine what’s hidden in our hearts. If we desire to be used of God as a mouthpiece, we need to separate the precious from the vile and refrain from speaking evil. As the psalmist David prayed in Ps 19:14, “May the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts be ever pleasing and acceptable in God’s sight.”