- Conflict in families, churches, organizations and jobs that flare out of control and split the entire group.
- Broken friendships when neither offended the other.
- Failed attempts to restore a fallen Christian brother or sister.
What does a destructive tongue do? It gives an evil report.
An evil report involves:
- distortion of facts.
- incomplete facts; or
- false information.
An evil report is so destructive that it can even destroy long-lasting close friendships. “A whisperer separateth chief friends.” Proverbs 16:26
NOTE: Wrong doing should never be covered up. It must be brought to the attention of those who are responsible and dealt with in a scriptural manner. This necessary process could be damaged by the defilement of an evil report.