A FOOL’S LIPS enter into contention; literally, come with quarrel; they lead him into or also translated “bring forward” strife and quarrels. It is to engage in or bring forward strife and is the moral equivalent of engaging in bloodshed (as the Hebrew language translates it). “A fool’s lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows. A fool’s mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul. The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, And they go down into the inmost body.” Proverbs 18:6-8 NKJV
Scriptures speak a great deal about the words of our mouth. You may think because you write something on social media, you are getting away with not “speaking”, but you fall under greater condemnation when you write something publicly for all to see, especially if you are causing strife and contention by your written words. Salt water and sweet water cannot come out of the same fountain. Christians need to seriously think before speaking (or in most cases, posting). I understand there’s a lot of controversy concerning current events, and it’s not foolish to post truth. As long as it is the truth.
Your perception of something is not truth. Your emotions or feelings are not truth. You are not allowed to judge other’s motives, this is not truth. It’s good, right and true to speak God’s holy Word; even if others don’t like it. We are to expose evil and darkness, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” Eph 5:11 We will answer to God. We will give an account of our lives, our words, our actions.
We must honor God with everything we do and say. Some need to repent and understand the fear of the Lord. Lying is a grievous sin because it shows kinship to the enemy. It’s only fruit is deception. A lot of what people post on social media is deception. They continue to spread a lie. The media constantly spreads lies, be aware you are not taking part in that deception. As soon as a video comes out, stand back and watch for events to unfold. It’s not always the whole truth. Don’t take part in the deception. You are not judge and jury. There is one Judge and you will answer to Him for the lies you spread. Just as you will answer for the gossip and slander you spread, you will give an account of your words.
If you cannot exercise self-control with what you post, then you need to get off social media. Repent. Redirect your thoughts to know God’s Word. Redirect your mind to meditate on what is good, right, pure and true. Spend time in the Word and with your family and friends. Be in fellowship with other God-fearing Christians. Live and enjoy life because the time is short. Think long and hard before you speak or post. Is what your are saying honor God? Hallowed be Thy name. Don’t get sucked into other’s drama. You will give an account. “The devising of foolishness is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.”Proverbs 24:9 NKJV#runyourrace
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