The last couple of days I have noticed a trend on social media outlets. It’s a trend that can leave a negative impression on those who are non-Christians. The trend involves friends and acquaintances who are Christians using careless and hateful words to describe others. Most of the wording has been used in reference to the results of the election. Many people, both those who are happy with the results and those who are unhappy with the results, have used words and language that is not becoming of a child of God.
Anytime we speak and/or post something for public viewing, we must be careful about the words we use. Jesus said, “I tell you, on the Day of Judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned” (Matt. 12:36-37).
Friends, we MUST be careful about the words we use. Whether they are spoken or written, our words should always be used to build others up and not to tear others down (Eph. 4:29). You are entitled to your own opinion, just be careful as to the words you use to express that opinion.
Now that’s Something to Think About!