The Honors Program

Dr. David Miller, Proverbs 13:3 Devotional

By April 1, 2022 No Comments

Proverbs 13:3 – The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; the one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

A lot of people need this advice in our social media-run world right now. Just because you have an opinion does not mean you need to share it. Honestly, in many cases, voicing your opinion can cause hurt, unrest, insult, and anger among your friends and family. That is not to say your opinion cannot be expressed; it just needs to be heavily filtered and restrained, especially in a public forum like social media. Anything specific or personal needs to be done in private (Matt. 7). Regardless of that, when it comes to controversial topics like politics or religiously divisive issues, zip it. I promise you this, getting your two cents out there is not worth what it could cost you later. In the end, most people do not care what your opinion is; they are just looking to get their own two cents out there, and they will use you to do it. Practice this, when you see a post you disagree with, or that makes you upset, take a deep breath and keep scrolling. They are baiting you into a fight that you cannot win. When you represent God, you must be careful how you act and what you say. Regardless of your opinion, make sure you can honor and glorify God in your response. If you cannot do that, keep your mouth/keyboard closed.

David Miller, is the Associate Dean for the traditional program, assistance professor of Bible and theology, Director of the honors program.

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