Social media is an incredible tool that allows people to connect with others all over the world. In the right hands, Facebook can allow individuals to stay in contact and make others smile. IN the wrong hands, Facebook can hurt people and depress others with the sheer amount of negativity that seems to thrive on this platform.
Negativity thrives because that is what our culture demands. We want negative stories about opposing politicians and we love a negative story about someone we don’t like. Therefore, it’s no wonder that in a lost and dying world, Facebook can do more harm than good.
Why am I writing this? Because
James tells us in James 3:5b–12:
How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind,8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With
Colossians 4:6: “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”