Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Zip It (If You Know What's Good For You)

"When words are many, sin is not absent,
       but he who holds his tongue is wise."

                  - Proverbs 10:19


Hi Matt,
Certainly, social media can bring out the worst in people in terms of what they may say or do, in comparison with how we are in "real life".
And yet.... if everyone just "Zips It" on social media, then it kind of defeats the purpose of the engagement element of social media. Disengagement means everything becomes a monologue or self-contained eco system of though, which is not ideal.
I think the tougher thing to do is to know when, what, why, where, and how we can engage to the glory of God. And I know by your example that's what you try to do, too.

Very true, Anonymous. In fact, I've posted these thoughts on a form of social media[!], so I'm not saying that zipping it is the only thing we need to do.

As is true with most of the Proverbs there are other points of wisdom to ALSO practice. Perhaps soon I should post on Proverbs 10:31-32.

I think the key point for zipping it in this proverb is remembering that an abundance of words will increase the chance of sin, so we should be careful how much we talk, talk, talk, talk on social media.

Thanks for the encouragement, too, about my use of social media. I have a hard time knowing if I'm hitting the right balance.