Solomon said that speaking badly of others could have disastrous effects. It betrays confidence, separates close friends, shames and saddles you with a bad reputation, and perpetually fuels the embers of a quarrel. People rarely can undo the damage their untrue words have done to another person. Let's ask the Lord to help us not to engage in harmful talk about others. He wants us to set a guard over our mouths so that we'll instead speak all the good we know about everybody.