The reality of consequences, however, should cause us to reflect on Rogers's aphoristic wisdom and remember the Bible's irreversible rule that "whatever one sows, that will he also reap" (Galatians 6:7). Indeed, "death and life are in the power of the tongue" (Proverbs 18:21).
The technological advances of our 21st century society where communication is both instant and global allow for the opportunity to give life or death more quickly and more broadly than ever before. Now more than ever, we should strive to "Let speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that may know how are to answer each person" (Colossians 4:6).
Proverbs 25:11 says "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver." Let us go for gold with every word we speak ... or for that matter, tweet.
Todd E. Brady is vice president for church relations at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Get Baptist Press headlines and breaking news on Twitter (@BaptistPress), Facebook (Facebook.com/BaptistPress ) and in your email ( baptistpress.com/SubscribeBP.asp).
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