Thursday, August 25, 2016

Deliver Us from the Seat of The Scornful

Have you noticed that many people are becoming a part of the bickering, slandering and thoughtlessly critical of others? The news, Facebook, Twitter and everywhere we look or listen. Not only are we nasty toward one another but also we lack wisdom in our communication. While honest disagreement is natural the way we communicate our disagreement has grown cancerous.

If someone states an opinion that we believe is wrong we criticizing it and him or her. If later they begin to change their opinion toward what we though was good we do not say great they have come around to a wiser position we criticize the change instead of complementing them on being wise.

We have become so consumed with criticism that we have become mockers and nasty to the point that we become even viler than the people or ideas we are critical of.

Jesus was hard on those whom put on the face of righteousness and goodness while being hate filled and vile. Some today do this and think that it allows them to be hateful and nasty toward others

WE have moved beyond that to outwardly being harsh and claiming that our harshness is actually kindness, goodness and truth.

Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where those who violate God’s ways, nor sits down [to be comfortable] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. Psalm 1:11