Social Media & #thebookofjames


James 1:19 says to be “quick to listen and slow to speak”

Proverbs 12:23 says, “the heart of fools blurts out folly.”

The bible is clear. We are to be careful with our words.

Slow to speak. Quick to listen. And only fools blurt out folly.

With that fresh on your mind, please turn your thoughts to Social Media.

Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and many more outlets on the web provide countless opportunities for us to share our thoughts.

Few of us have ever had such a large and captive audience. I mean, the average person has the ability to reach hundreds, even thousands of readers a day!

What a huge responsibility!

Question for Christians: Are we applying God‘s Word to our online lives? Or are we feeling immune to, or even hidden from it?

How many foolish things do I blurt out to the masses? Am I really quick to listen and slow to speak?

James 3:8 says it directly, “no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.”

I wonder what James would have to say about taming our tweets.

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3 responses to “Social Media & #thebookofjames

  • Steffanie Oltmans

    Great thought, Wayne. This is all so true and something we should all think about.

  • Dena Dyer

    Such wisdom here. Thanks for saying it! It’s easy to press “submit” or “send” or to tweet or update our statuses without giving thought to how it will be received.

    We’re glad to have you in the High Calling network, and hope you can contribute often to our discussions. Welcome!

  • Wayne Thomas

    Thank you, Dena. Glad to be a part of it!

    Steffanie – I’m sorry for failing to respond to you last month! I’ve decided to invest some time back in my blog, and I promise I will be a better steward with it in the future.

    Thank you for your comment.

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