Pro 26:22 The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body
When I think of delicious morsels, I remember watching as a kid those 70’s Nestle Toll-House Commercials of melted chocolate chips looking mouth-wateringly scrumptuous. And how it teased you by breaking the cookie apart and the chip danced as it’s was uncloven! And that’s what the words of a whisperer are like. It’s like standing in a room, overhearing two people whispering, the first thing we do, is wonder what in the world they are whispering about! Don’t we wish we could be included in the mix.
You may wonder, what do we ultimately pull from this Proverb? It’s not an imperative, and it not directly pinpointing a moral flaw. However, indirectly, the target point is towards the whisperer. A whisperer is somebody unashamed to share the “deep secret.” They are gossipers, because they let the cat-out-of-the-bag. Another Proverb warns us about such people; Pro 20:19 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler. The Holy Spirit unfriends babblers and so should we! But it’s naturally hard to do, because we love private and secret information. We love mysteries, and to dabble in them. We indulge in passing secret information off, and we all like to receive the same. It’s addictive; because it’s empowering, perhaps since for a moment that we glory in possessing newfound information that no one else possesses, and we feel elevated; as if for once in our lives, we hold the reigns of something valuable that we can cast our personal judgment on. Resist the urge to befriend the avant-garde whisperer. Resist the urge to hear “whisperings.” It will eventually turn you into a whisperer, or one who is whispered about. Find contentment in knowing little of the scuttlebutt while rejoicing that God’s revelation gives the Christian all that he needs for life and godliness. Whisperings can jade our judgment and cloud our wholesome opinions, and prevent us from hearing both sides of a matter wisely.