Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Words Words Words

Fake news.
Yellow journalism.
Agenda-driven "alternative facts".
(Anti-)Social Media.

I know the end of January is an odd time to settle on a "New Year's Resolution", but as the shrill rhetoric from all sides continues to escalate -- showing no signs of letting up anywhere in the near future -- I want to contemplate and emulate the following:

Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
but the prudent hold their tongues.
- Prov. 10:19
The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
- Prov. 12:18
The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
- Prov. 17:27
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious,
but fools are consumed by their own lips.
- Eccl. 10:12
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt,
so that you may know how to answer everyone.
- Col. 4:6