There were so many opinions in 2020. Masks or no masks? Open or close the schools? Worship online or physically in the worship center? Are our freedoms being limited or are we all in this together for the good of humanity? Those and other questions solicited so many opinions: articles, tweets, Facebook posts, text messages, and who knows what else. I’ve always loved this proverb that reminds us when there’s lots of words, when there’s lots of talk, sin isn’t far behind.
The proverb doesn’t put a quota or time limit to a discussion. It just recognizes that when there’s lots of words, there’s a good chance those words are either sinful (gossip, lying, slander, etc.) or those words are preventing you from actually doing something about what it is you’re complaining about.
Questions for further thought:
1. What’s something from 2020 that you had a strong opinion about?
2. How are you susceptible to getting into trouble with your words?
Do something with your opinion today. If you’re pro-masks, send an email to an elected official and thank them for their stance. If you’re in favor of schools remaining open, thank your child’s teacher or administrator.
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