“The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.”
Proverbs 15:4 NIV
Happy Wednesday! It’s the day before a holiday and everyone has their minds on family, cooking, cleaning, traveling and similar things. Don’t forget to be thankful. It’s not just about being thankful at mealtime, but remembering all things big and small in your life that are truly a blessing. We all have them, even in bad times.
The current trend is to find friends and dates on social media. From what I have seen, it leads many to heartache and depression. Most people have a few friends in their lives that would stop everything to help them. These are the people who are there when you are sick, have a loss or celebration. They are not jealous or gossipy about you. They don’t just show up for the food or to be seen. They love you for who you are and would give up everything they have to help you. Friendship is not about the number of likes you have on a post or the number of people who follow your social media site. It is certainly not about the number of people who call you friend on Facebook.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, I have seen many negative posts and some that were downright nasty. I urge you to remember that there are two sides to every story, and usually the one posting something controversial is trying to sway your thinking. The Bible addresses the tongue many times. Although posts are typed and the tongue isn’t used, the outcome is the similar. Evil words posted, just like evil words said, crush the spirit. I encourage you, when on Facebook and other social media, to use soothing and lighthearted posts. Lift people up, instead of bringing them down.
Have a wonderful day and God bless you!