The internet is the new way that people get the daily news these days.
In the past, we got our news from the newspapers, periodicals, radio or television. And we could comment on what was reported in “Letters to the Editor.” These comments could be printed by the paper and shown a few days later. However, things have changed.
Today, on the internet, many news stories can be commented on and published instantaneously. And thousands of reader’s comments and ramblings can be seen by thousands of others around the world.
After reading an article on any subject, people are eager to speak their mind on what was said. It becomes an instant opinion forum. Every opinion is expressed. And it can get ugly and vulgar. Sometimes a look through these comments can be like wading through a toxic waste dump!
I do not know if these news sites are able to screen any of the comment’s content, but it seems like anything and everything can be expressed in every and any way.
It reminds me of what Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45
Does anyone guard what they say anymore?
God takes note of all the words of man, even the idle words! And He will judge what is in our hearts as it is spilled out in our abundant comments.
Jesus also said, “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.” Matthew 12:36
Let’s guard our words by cultivating a heart for God.