Proverbs 20 on Social Networking

Here are a few random thoughts about the use of social networking. In Ecclesiastes, Solomon reminds us that “there is nothing new under the sun,” so consider these thoughts from Proverbs 20 as they relate to social networking (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Enjoying conflict? Fools meddle to keep strife alive.

3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

Purity in posting. What are you known for?

11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Who is reading your posts? The One who made eyes and ears.

12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them.

Do you know how to spot real treasure?

15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Who are you fooling? Deceit seems sweet, but the taste won’t last.

17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Can’t wait to share the latest secret? Talebearer alert! Beware of flatterers.

19 He that goes about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.

Blasting your parents online? Find your future here.

20 Whoso curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Someone has hurt you and you want to pay them back? Trust the Lord to deal with them and save you – from yourself.

22 Don’t say, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save you.

It’s time to take a new look at the way you use social networking.

— Pastor Gordon Dickson

And here are a few thought from Proverbs 21 as well.