Friday, July 23, 2021
3. whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others
Today's Bible verse is about who may dwell in God's sacred tent/holy mountain.
In verse 3, it says that person does not say any sladerous words or uses slur on others.
I usually don't make fun of others or use profanity.
So when I first read this verse, I felt I was immune from such warning.
But then, I thought about what I did on the computer yesterday.
At first it was harmless.
I just vented about what this person did to me.
But as soon as I posted it on the chat room,
not only did other people empathize with me,
but they started talking bad about the person.
It was as if they knew who I was talking about.
The funny thing is, as I was reading about other people's comments,
I found myself feeling better. It was as if I didn't do anything wrong.
Looking back, I realize I would have done exactly the same if I were in her shoes.
I felt bad for posting about the incident.
I learned the danger of posting negative comments that also leads others to write other bad comments.
After reading this verse, I decided to resist writing in the chat room whenever I want to vent.
Speaking negatively about others is harmful.
But now with computers, writing a bad comment is just as bad.
I will be careful about what I post even if it is just a chat room.
So, today I decided not to post anything bad about anyone.
And thankfully, nothing bad happened.