Mouths and Politics

(Note: this post was Scheduled.)

Politics sometimes makes us seem stupid. It certainly causes a lot of people, both public figures and everyday citizens, to talk way too much. And the Bible certainly warns us of talking too much. In fact…

In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,
But he who restrains his lips is wise. Proverbs 10:19

 

Politics also has a way of keeping a lot of ears closed; it’s just so easy to label Your Opposition as Left-Wing or Right-Wing as soon as they disagree with you. But that is also the way of sin, James admonishes us to…

 

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: James 1:19

 

I would emphasis all three commands in that. Be a Listener, Keep your mouth shut for a while, and don’t go all Hot-headed and ready to mouth off something foolish. Notice that both the last two are easily interconnected, often in anger we are quick to say something evil.

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him. Proverbs 29:20

 

It’s time we start being Quiet, I’m not telling you to agree with something evil, I’m saying we have to stop ourselves from becoming something we shouldn’t.

 

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. Proverbs 17:28

 

Christians should be loving, and sometimes that means we have to be quiet and listen to both the other person and what God is trying to tell us to do about it. It’s way too easy for us to be Like everyone else in the world, and just mouth off our political views (even though we don’t often consider whether we’re correct!).

 

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12

 

There are a lot of liars out there. And there are a lot of fools. Let’s avoid being like the world.

 

For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. James 3:2

 

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