Exodus 23:1 "You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness."


This may sound odd, but this verse made me think of Facebook, and all the things that may or may not be newsand all the comments for and against our new president, the women's march, and those who agree or disagree with any of these things or anyone else. There's a lot of maliciousness going on in social media these days. False reports are shared and reshared. Arguments are common. I don't think a lot of it is intentionally malicious, but it has almost become a habit.


I can't do anything about what anyone else is doing on Facebook, but I can watch myself. Make sure I read the full article or post before reacting. Investigate. Is it a legitimate news source? Is it verified by other news sources? Is what I'm sharing, saying, commenting on, true? Is it timely or rehashed old news? Sometimes I can't find out enough or can't know, so that's when I need to keep my mouth shut (or literally my fingers off the keyboard). Am I being malicious at any time? If so, I'd better apologize and ask for forgiveness. Yes, I need to watch myself on social media. I hope if any of my church family catches me in any wrong doing, that person will come to me privately and correct me. Meanwhile, I'm going to work on these things and work on being less whiny, too.