Living in 2020 it is quite hard to keep things in confidence. Just one slip of the tongue or keyboard and rumours can spread very quickly. Although people in Solomon's day didn't have to be concerned about their social media presence, they were still impacted by gossips and people who loved to spread fake news.
As Christ-followers we are just as tempted to speak out of turn, but it is wise of us to prove trustworthy and not to be rash with our words. Jesus gives us the best example of this when he remains silent, even in the face of his accusers.
Proverbs 26:20 - "Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down."
“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” -
Living in Grace