THE SCOFFER. A fool’s lips enter into contention; literally, come with quarrel; they lead him into strife and quarrels 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 scoffer according to the Hebrew is “an ambassador of mockery”. Yikes!“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

Scripture speaks 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 a scoffer, an ambassador of mockery, 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 in society, 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. It was said of Jesus, “When they had come, they said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and care about no one; for You do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth.”

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. Stop arguing and attacking people who are speaking truth. You are a scoffer.

A scoffer mocks and insults the truth and those speaking truth. Be very very careful. Included in this same vein of thought is lying. Lying is deception and is a grievous sin. Lying shows kinship to the enemy, since he is the father of lies. 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 lying and deceiving words.

If you cannot exercise self-control with what you post, then you need to get off social media. Read that again. 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. Does what you are saying honor God? Is it good, right, pure and true? Only the truth honors God. He does not care about your opinion. 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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