The tongue!

In this day and age it is also our fingers! Social media has become the international tool of verbal abuse. We – the church – must not fall into the quagmire of openly violating this Scripture. We are losing the ability to be civil to each other. This Scripture is demonstrated everyday by the tenure of our written and unwritten communications. We have mastered the art of bullying through our communications, Or lack of communicating. When we are angered with others we either openly flay then with our tongues – or fingers – or we play psychological games by with holding communications all together. We are falling into another pit from hell friends, we must allow the Holy Spirit to transform our minds. How?

  1. When someone one takes the time to communicate with us respond.
  2. Respond kindly!
  3. If a response will embarrass the other person, do it privately.

Planned ignoring is unkind. Scripture tells us, “Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.” Mal 3:16. That is Godly communications. Scripture declares, “Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.” James‬ ‭3:11-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬. That is God’s directive to us my friends. We must stop the verbal carnage and the open public display of unkind speech to others.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bueller
    Dec 15, 2016 @ 07:19:05

    As you say, people have become experts at cyber bullying as well as bullying in the flesh. I believe that comes from all the anger and hate we have seen building for so many years. And now we have the group who wants to be babied at every step if someone says something that “offends” them. We have gone full circle it seems with the art of bullying and being offended. I would prefer to go back to no electronics that has enabled us to become more offensive. With social media it is too easy for someone to rant about whatever it is they find they don’t like. We also see a lot of instances where people talk about themselves to the point of bragging or wording their thoughts for others to feel sorry for them. People don’t communicate any longer. At least not the communication I remember from growing up without all the gadgets we have today.


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