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“Form your own opinions.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel (2015-10-27) from his book, #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World (p. 215). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
When we are online there is so much there that can influence the way we think.Craig says, “When you follow other people online, you can learn a lot of wisdom from those who are wise. Unfortunately, not only are some people not wise, they can be downright foolish.”
He goes on, “Proverbs 15: 2 says, ‘The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.’ I love the way the New Living Translation translates the last part of this verse. It says, ‘the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.’ Chances are you’ve seen this type of person let loose online.”
There is a lot online that I will not follow.I won’t even read it.
Then he says, “Jesus instructs us to stay on the narrow road, warning that the broad or wide road leads to destruction (see Matt. 7: 13– 14). Some…

“Do not post out of emotion.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel (2015-10-27) from his book, #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World (p. 212). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Craig gives some very good advice for those of us who spend a lot of time on Social Media and this is another good one.Emotion and texting can be a problem, don’t you think?
Here is what Craig says, “When you think about it, the ability to say whatever you’re thinking to a large group of semi-interested people is pretty scary, which is a good reason never to post when you’re feeling angry, upset, rejected, or offended or are battling any other unsettling emotion. If you’re wondering whether you are responding out of emotion, remember this: when in doubt, wait it out.”
He continues,”As a rule, I never, ever post when I’m overly emotional. Never. I have the discipline not to defend myself or get into unnecessary online controversy. For years I’ve avoided responding to critics or posting…

“Turn your virtual other cheek to posts that offend you.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel (2015-10-27) from his book, #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World (p. 211). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Craig, says, “Follow enough people, and it won’t take long: someone will say or show something inappropriate or offensive. If you’re like most people, you find it easy to get up in arms and take offense. As Christians, though, we can rise above the temptation to get down in the dirt. Solomon says, ‘A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense’ (Prov. 19: 11, emphasis added).”
He then says, “In our culture, many people are quick to judge, quick to call a foul, and quick to be offended. But even though they may be quick to get upset, they’re slow to show grace by overlooking offenses. God’s Word teaches us to be different from the world. It’s to our glory to overlook an offense.”
I love how Peter starts his second letter to the persecuted Christians.He …