Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.
This is one that I had to think about. Why were the words kindness and truth put together? Then the thought of gossip came to mind. Think of how many times things are said about somebody, are they kind or even true for that matter? People will take something that they have heard and run with it, telling others what they have heard and little by little it gets bigger and bigger and no doubt, it gets to the point of destroying that person that it is told about. A rumor is not kind and most of the time it is not true. I think that is why we are warned about this, it is so easy to get caught in this one and sometimes not even realize it. When somebody is "sharing" information about another person with you, may you remember this verse. If it is not kind and true about the person it is spoken about, make sure you wrap it around your neck so that it may not leave your lips and may you write it on your heart as reminder for you to pray for the person that it is being spoken about and for the person that is telling it. May you seek to be kind and true in all that you do.