Insults & accusations give birth to fake news

To pride, all insults matter, but humility hardly notices them. When people call you a name on social media, don’t answer to it.

Insults are seldom honest. Their goal isn’t truth, but pain. When people insult you, it reveals weakness in them. It shows that they are afraid of you or of your ideas.

Making unproven accusations is reckless and unkind. Shooting insults and disrespect back and forth like a tennis match, seems to me like a way to cause a lot of pointless pain.

Insulting someone is like spitting into the wind. Insults and accusations give birth to fake news To avoid getting caught up in false accusations and fake news, listen to your conscience, to God’s “still, small voice,” and read the Bible with a humble, open heart.

If an accusation is true, show mercy. If it’s false, renounce it and vindicate the accused. If it’s questionable, keep silent.

It’s often hard to see beyond people’s words and behaviors (and your desire to insult them) and to recognize the image of God in them, but life is better when you do.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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