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21 Essential Proverbs For Christians On Social Media

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21 Essential Proverbs For Christians On Social Media

Here are 21 proverbs that are as relevant as ever, and a must-read for Christians using social media.

The book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom, and wisdom is exactly what we need more of as we use social media. Here are 21 proverbs that are just as relevant as ever, and a must-read for Christians on social media.

And remember – it's ok to get off the train if it's not taking you where you want to go.

Pursue diligence, flee distraction

“Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches.” 10:4

“There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.” 14:23

Seal your lips

“When there are many words, sin is unavoidable, but the one who controls his lips is wise.” 10:19

“Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning when he seals his lips.” 17:28

“The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.” 13:3

“The one who guards his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble.” 21:23

Think before you blurt

“The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things.” 15:28

“There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” 12:18

“The intelligent person restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool head is a man of understanding.” 17:26

“Do you see a man who speaks too soon? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” 29:20

Check your motives

“All a man’s ways seem right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the motives.” 16:2

Let it go

“A fools displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.” 12:16

Don’t walk with fools

“The one who walks with the wise becomes wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm.” 13:20

“Stay away from a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech.” 14:7

Don’t talk with fools

“Don’t rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.” 9:8

“Don’t speak to a fool, for he will despise the insight of your words.” 23:9

Gently does it

“A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.” 15:1

No one likes a show off

“A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions.” 18:2

Don’t publicize your foolishness

“A shrewd person conceals knowledge, but a foolish person publicizes stupidity.” 12:23

“Every sensible person acts knowledgably, but a fool displays his stupidity.” 13:16

“A wise man is cautious and turns from evil, but a fool is easily angered and is careless.” 14:16

What other wisdom for Christians on social media have you gleaned from God's word?

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Eric Dye

    September 3, 2015 at 2:44 am

    So. Good.

  2. Jason Kennedy

    September 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Like the post. Think it’s fun and a good to think about how we should post and why. The only one I might slightly disagree with is the last one. I like to post about my mistakes or decisions that weren’t the best for two reasons; It shows I’m human as a pastor and it shows people that they can risk and fail and it’s not the end of the world.

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