James did not mince words. Here he is in James 1:26
“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”
When I read this during my morning bible study it challenged me. I love social media! The fun part of social media is we are not talking to someone face to face so we allow ourselves to say things to people we wouldn’t say otherwise. More than one or two times a week I disagree with someone and let loose my tongue. Reading this clear instruction convicted me.
I am a Christian, so should not be letting my tongue loose on people I disagree with. Especially when it comes to politics or other non-faith issues.
I have written James 1:26 on a yellow post-it and stuck it on the edge of my monitor. Hopefully the next time I think of yelling at someone on social media I will stop myself.