We should note, also, that the clear statement here is that is a very definite action on the one who “bears the tale”. It is a chosen thing for the one in view. This very clearly sets up the contrast that we have here:
- Our “Tale-bearer” is seen to be a negative and even sinful one.
- The one with the “faithful spirit”, discussed in a minute, is portrayed positively.
- The implication of the one, the talebearer, is that we are NOT to be thus.
- The implication of the other, the one of faithful spirit - discussed in a moment, is to be emulated by believers.